Dr Alistair Droop has a Masters by research in Bioinformatics and a PhD in computational biology from the University of York. His PhD thesis focused on the application of large transcriptomics datasets to oil yield maximisation in Arabidopsis seeds using multivariate correlation analyses. Although his background is in molecular biology, Alistair has extensive experience in computer science and computational biology, gained during his role as a bioinformatician in the Leeds CRUK Centre.

Alistair’s previous role as the Leeds CRUK Centre bioinformatician required him to work on multiple projects simultaneously for multiple research groups. His current role as UKRI Rutherford Research Fellow in LIDA has enabled him to move away from his previous, service-focussed position and to develop his own research within Leeds in the areas of computational biology and machine learning.