Matt Silver

m silverInvestigator Scientist / Statistical Geneticist

Address: MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

Background

Matt is a statistical geneticist and bioinformatician. Prior to joining the ING, he took an MSc in Bioinformatics and Theretical Systems Biology, followed by a PhD in statistical genetics, both at Imperial College, London. During his PhD he focussed on sparse regression methods for the identification of gene pathways associated with quantitative traits, with a particular emphasis on pathways analysis applied to neuroimaging genetics. He is also interested in evolutionary aspects of human genetics, and has an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems from the University of Sussex. Matt previously worked as a producer for the BBC Radio Science Unit, and has a continuing interest in science communication.

Research

Matt’s broad interest is in applying techniques from statistics and machine learning to the analysis of genome wide data, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of genetic and epigenetic factors influencing disease and development. He is also interested in harnessing the power of parallel computational architectures for developing fast algorithms in statistical modelling.

Teaching

Matt is a tutor on the distance learning module in Genetic Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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