About Health Informatics
The Health Informatics section at the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics is headed by Professor Richard Dobson. We receive significant support from the NIHR Maudsley BRC.
Our research is focused on translational bioinformatics and its application to complex disease. We complement the strategic goals of the Maudsley BRC by facilitating the integration of clinical data from patient records with large biological datasets. These data derive from disease-focused studies of transcriptomics, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, neuroimaging and the emerging field of mobile health (mHealth). This type of integrative approach will better serve the need to identify biomarkers of diagnosis, prognosis, progression and treatment response for neuropsychiatric disorders.
Our group brings together a range of experience in data analysis, bioinformatics, software development, systems administration, mathematics and statistics. Our multi-disciplinary team is able to develop and implement solutions for analysing and interpreting complex integrative datasets and for communicating findings to clinicians and patients.
Via the Maudsley BRC, we are one of the three founding partners behind ‘Rosalind’, a shared, high performance computing facility launched in October 2015. Rosalind provides researchers with a flexible, private cloud environment, alongside traditional compute facilities for bioinformatics, clinical informatics, imaging, sequencing and genomics, supporting next generation, large-scale analyses that will accelerate translational research across the biomedical, life sciences, and health informatics disciplines. For more information, or to gain access to Rosalind, please visit: http://rosalind.kcl.ac.uk