Dr Christian Cole

Senior Lecturer

Population Health and Genomics, School of Medicine

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Christian Cole is a Senior Lecturer and leads the research team in the Health Informatics Centre. He has held previous roles as a Principal Investigator in Data Science at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and lead of the Data Analysis Group in the School of Life Science at the University of Dundee.

His expertise is in Bioinformatics and Data Science gained over his postdoctoral career at UMIST, The University of Manchester and, most recently, within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. In that time, Chris was the founder member and latterly the co-ordinator of the Data Analysis Group; a team dedicated to collaboration on biological projects requiring computational and statistical direction. At LRCFS Chris introduced data science principles and open and reproducible science. In particular around large-scale collaborative projects to collect ground truth datasets. He led projects on machine learning of ignitable liquids, footwear marks and DNA profile analysis. He also applied bioinformatics tools on new forensic DNA methods. Chris has a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry.