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Owen Dando

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Bioinformatician)

Research Interests

The application of, and development of new, bioinformatics methods for the study of neurodevelopmental disorders.

My research in a nutshell

In recent years, high-throughput genome sequencing and related technologies have led to a dramatic increase in the quantity of data available to biologists, and require new computational methods to analyse. I am interested in the application of these techniques to the study of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the rigorous assessment of the efficacy of such analyses, and the development of new techniques.

For more information on project areas, see Centre for Integrative Physiology profiles for Professor Peter Kind and Professor Giles Hardingham.


I originally trained in mathematics and theoretical physics, graduating with a 1st class Honours degree and Master's degree from the University of Cambridge, before completing a PhD in the Centre for Particle Theory at the University of Durham. Following a decade working in software engineering, I completed an MSc in Bioinformatics at Edinburgh in 2013, subsequently joining the University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


Guest lectures in "Synaptic Function and Plasticity in Health and Disease" (Honours course, Centre for Integrative Physiology) and "Bioinformatics 2" (MSc course, School of Informatics).

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