Professor Conrad Bessant
Location: 4.13, Fogg Building
Phone: +44 (0)20 7882 6510
Professor Conrad Bessant is co-research lead for the ‘computational biology’ life sciences domain.
Conrad Bessant is Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. He joined Queen Mary in 2013, having previously led the bioinformatics activities at Cranfield University. Conrad has extensive experience in both teaching and research, including course design, software development, and development of algorithms for proteomics and metabolomics. The aim of his research is to maximise the quantity and quality of new biological knowledge that can be derived from the large multivariate data sets generated by today’s high throughput bioanalytical methods. Conrad’s responsibility is to facilitate world-leading bench scientists and state-of-the-art computing experts to work closely together, and to help ensure that the life sciences initiative has the capability to make the very best use of latest developments in computer science and data analysis, particularly focussing on the integration of data from disparate sources such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, medical records and lifestyle data.
Further information about Conrad and his research can be found here: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/staff/conradbessant.html