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Dr Andrew Dowsey (MEng PhD) - personal details

Contact details

Dr Andrew Dowsey

Role: Lecturer and CADET Bioinformatics Research Lead

Tel: +44 (0)161 701 0244


Centre for Advanced Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics (CADET),

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9WL

Please click here for my research group website




Current Positions

Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Institute of Human Development, University of Manchester.

Bioinformatics Research Lead, Centre for Advanced Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Manchester and Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre.

External Positions

Honorary Hamlyn Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London.

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Prior Career Highlights

2007 - 2010, EPSRC Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Life Sciences Interface, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London (also Visiting Fellow at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre and University College Dublin).

2001 - 2005, PhD in Image Analysis for Proteomics, Royal Society / Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, Imperial College London (supervisors Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang and Prof. Mike Dunn).

1997 - 2001, MEng in Computing (Software Engineering), 1st Class Honours, Imperial College London. 

Current Funding

MRC [MR/L011093/1]: A holistic statistical modelling approach to quantitative discovery proteomics and metabolomics for underpinning integrative systems medicine (PI, NIRG)

BBSRC [BB/L018616/1]: Unifying metabolome and proteome informatics (PI)

BBSRC [BB/K016733/1]: Streaming 3D visualisation platform for raw and analysed data from proteomics and metabolomics repositories (PI)

BBSRC [BB/L018454/1]: ProteoFormer - a software toolkit for top-down proteomics (Co-PI)

MRC [MR/L010445/1] (Co-I)

Fight for Sight Grant (Co-I)

Alzheimer's Research UK Grant (Co-I)

Previous Funding

BBSRC [BB/K004158/1]: Signal-based image registration and mixed modelling for differential analysis of large scale cross-omics datasets (PI)

EPSRC [EP/E03988X/1]: High-throughput differential expression proteomics, Overseas Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Life Sciences Interface (PI)

Awards and Esteem

2014, Young Investigator Travel Award, The Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL), 2nd-5th September, Salzburg, Austria.

2013, IEEE ICHI contribution amongst seven papers invited for extended publication in Special Issue of 'Artificial Intelligence in Medicine'.

2012, University of Manchester Investing in Success Grant.

2007, Wellcome Trust Value in People Grant.

2007, CORDA Research Poster Prize, 3rd Annual Hounsfield Lecture.

2006, Young Investigator Award, 9th International MICCAI Conference, contribution amongst eight papers invited for extended publication in Special Issue of 'Medical Image Analysis'. 

2004, Final Year PhD Presentation Prize, Department of Computing, Imperial College London.

2001, MEng Dissertation Prize, Department of Computing, Imperial College London.


Research Methods Unit Lead, MRes Translational Medicine.

Statistical Approaches to Gene Expression, MRes Translational Medicine.

Personal Tutor for Personal and Professional Development, MB ChB.