Theme lead: Professor Serena Nik-Zainal
Professor Nik-Zainal is NIHR Research Professor of Genomic Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Serena’s research expertise is in whole cancer genomics. One of the first groups to develop holistic whole cancer genome profiling approaches, her team combines computational and experimental approaches to uncover how and why mutation patterns called ‘mutational signatures’ arise in cancer.
By understanding these signatures, her team uses machine-learning to create algorithms for clinical cancer genome interpretation.
Beyond cancer, Serena’s team also explores progressive neurodegenerative phenotypes in rare genetic disorders, using functional multi-omic approaches. Through her links with NIHR and NHS England, Serena is working with industry partners to develop future-proofed computational infrastructure that is permissive of federated or swarm learning.
|Name||Area of research|
|Professor Eamonn Maher||Cancer genetics, human developmental genetics, epigenetics and genomic email@example.com|
|Professor Serena Nik-Zainal||Mutational signatures in large cancer datasets using computational approaches and physiological mechanisms underpinning mutagenesis. Clinical firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professor Marc Tischkowitz||Cancer genetics and clinical studies for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Rare cancer predisposition syndromes. Cancer risk email@example.com|