Grant Neilson

Grant graduated with a First Class Honours in an Msci in Biology from the University Of Southampton. For his Masters project he was involved in a study aiming to build an accurate polygenic risk score for age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. During this project he developed an interest for bioinformatics, and learned the true power of predictive algorithms in biology. During his time at University he was heavily involved in Immunology and upon graduation was awarded British Society for immunology undergraduate award for his dissertation and his continued contributions to the field.

He is working as a bioinformatics graduate research assistant within the complex disease epigenetics group, assisting on a whole range of projects.