Adam Witney

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Adam Witney
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St George's, University of London
Institute of Infection and Immunity,
St George's, University of London
SW17 0RE
United Kingdom


Adam's research interests span the fields of computational analysis of complex datasets, such as microarray data, next generation sequencing (NGS) and genomics data, and the design and implementation of biological databases.

Since 2001 Adam has been the lead bioinformatics scientist in the Wellcome Trust funded bacterial microarray group (BµG@S) in the Institute of Infection and Immunity. There, he was responsible for designing multiple pan genome pathogen microarrays.

Currently, he plays a central role in multiple collaborative projects and activities across several research centres and institutes within St George's, University of London and St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, as well as externally.

Specifically, Adam is developing computational pipelines for the implementation of NGS analysis within the context of clinical microbiology, and has applied these to various pathogens. such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He is also involved in various research projects investigating the genomics of Neisseria gonorrhoea and Klebsiella pneumoniae in clinical samples.

He is also the lead architect and software developer on several database systems currently implemented within St George’s NHS Trust Infection Control and within research projects in the university.