Dr Matthew Parker

Dr Matthew Parker joined the University of Sheffield’s Bioinformatics Core in May 2018 to provide support for the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and other university projects in addition to strengthening the clinical bioinformatics services. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology/Cancer Biology at The Institute of Cancer Research in Colin Cooper’s group where he developed a keen interest in the somatic changes which lead to the development of cancer. He pursued this interest at St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, USA where he completed his postdoctoral training as part of the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) team. During this time Matthew was responsible for the analysis of whole genome sequencing data in addition to transcriptomic data derived from childhood brain tumours.