People

Head

Dr Silvia Paracchini

Silvia is leading the development of the Bioinformatics Unit and is the PI on the Wellcome Trust ISSF award supporting our facility. Silvia is a human geneticist with a strong interest in functional genomics

School of Medicine
sp58@st-andrews.ac.uk
Deputy

Dr Nathan Bailey

Nathan studies genetics of social behaviour and rapid evolutionary change in insects. He is interested in methods that apply modern genomic techniques to organisms that lack highly-developed 'omic resources.

School of Biology
nwb3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Reader

Prof. Matthew Holden

Prior to joining the University of St Andrews, Matthew spent over a decade at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute annotating and analysing bacterial genomes. Matthew's research interests include pathogen evolution, the genetic basis of virulence and antibiotic resistance, and the clinical application of genome sequencing.

School of Medicine
mtgh@st-andrews.ac.uk
Senior bioinformatician

Mr. Ramón Fallon

Ramón is interested in development of new algorithms and new strategies to analyse the genomic data as well as in computer clusters administration and in parallel computation.

School of Medicine
rf73@st-andrews.ac.uk
Senior bioinformatician

Dr. Joseph Ward

Joe has come over from Dundee, where he has been the bioinformatician attached to the DNA sequencing centre for the last 4 years. He's come to work with Silvia Paracchini and Matthew Holden, initially on some hospital infection outbreak data.

School of Medicine
jw279@st-andrews.ac.uk