Chris Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Digital Humanities

Publications (Selection)

  • (together with Helena Brezovjakova et al.), “Junction Mapper Is a Novel Computer Vision Tool to Decipher Cell–Cell Contact Phenotypes”, ELife 8 (December 2019). (
  • (together with Geraint R. Barton et al.), “XperimentR: Painless Annotation of a Biological Experiment for the Laboratory Scientist”, BMC Bioinformatics (January 2013). (
  • (together with Hajo Grundmann et al.), “Occurrence of Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae and Escherichia Coli in the European Survey of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE): A Prospective, Multinational Study”, The Lancet. Infectious Diseases (February 2017). (
  • (together with Lesley Hoyles et al.), “Molecular Phenomics and Metagenomics of Hepatic Steatosis in Non-Diabetic Obese Women”, Nature Medicine (July 2018). (
  • (together with Natalie J. Stanford et al.), “The Evolution of Standards and Data Management Practices in Systems Biology”, Molecular Systems Biology (December 2015). (

Curriculum Vitae

I have worked as a Research Software Engineer for over 25 years and in several different subject domains. I have a Masters degree in Knowledge Based Systems and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing from the University of London. At the beginning of my career as an RSE, I worked with Economists and Psychologists making and running laboratory experiments mainly in the field of Game Theory. During this period I was a part of the team that designed the year 2000 spectrum auctions for mobile phone frequencies that netted the UK government more than £20 billion in revenue. I then worked for nearly two decades in the fields of Bioinformatics, Medicine and Public Health design-ing systems for data analysis, data visualisation and data management. I spent more than 15 years working in the Bioinformatics Data Science Group at Imperial College London supporting scientists in the Faculty of Medicine. I am now working applying the skills that I have acquired in the Digital Humanities. I specialise in Web Development, Database Design and Image Processing. I am a Java certified programmer and a qualified Software Carpentry instructor.

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