Ian Simpson is a Reader in Biological Informatics and Director of the UKRI Centre

Research interests

His main research interests lie at the boundary between Informatics and Biomedicine and focus on jointly modelling molecular and clinical data in neurological disease to better understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and how they relate to emergent phenotypes in patients. This approach has the potential to revolutionise diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment improving outcomes for patients and helping clinicians to benefit from the promise of data driven analytics in healthcare. Ian is a strong advocate of open science and public engagement in research, is a member of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), an alumnus of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland, and an active STEM Ambassador.