Professor Magnus Rattray

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Turing Fellow and Turing University Lead - Manchester

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Magnus Rattray is Professor of Computational & Systems Biology, Director of the Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and Turing University Lead at the University of Manchester. He is co-president of the Machine Learning for Computational Systems Biology (MLCSB) COSI of the major international bioinformatics conference ISMB and is a Fellow of the European Laboratory of Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) associated with the ELLIS Health Programme. His research group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, UKRI, CRUK and EU.

Research interests

Magnus uses probabilistic modelling and Bayesian inference techniques to study biological systems across a broad range of temporal and spatial scales, from gene expression in single cells to longitudinal population health data. Recent work includes methods to uncover oscillations from single-cell imaging time course data and the development of scalable Gaussian process models for pseudotime and branching process inference using single-cell omics data.