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Imelda Barber





I form part of the Bioinformatics team in the Translational Neuroscience & Dementia Research group. I use computer programming and machine learning to manipulate and analyse large data in the hope of elucidating mechanisms of disease.

I'm interested in health, molecular genetics and programming.

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University of Nottingham

  • 2016 - PhD Investigating the Genetics of Sporadic Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Using a Customised Genotyping Chip 
  • 2012 - M.Sc Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics

University of Birmingham 

  • 2009 - B.Sc (Hons) Bioinformatics 
Research Summary


I'm currently using machine learning to develop a protein biomarker panel for Parkinson's disease. The hope is to find proteins that best describe if a person is likely to develop Parkinson's disease before symptoms and hopefully degeneration occurs, this would enable the administration of therapies at a better time point in the disease.

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