Dr Justin P. Whalley

Senior Bioinformatician

Dr Justin P. Whalley is currently (2023) a member of the faculty of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

He was a senior bioinformatician in the Knight Group from 2017 to 2022 and Research Member of Common Room at Kellogg College. He was the lead for the Extreme Response Functional Genomics project, as well as the head of Integration (Tensors) working group for the COVID-19 Multi-omic Blood Atlas (COMBAT).

Publications from his time in the group concentrated on immunity and the host response to infection. This included work on CRISPR/Cas9, epigenetics, long read technologies, tensor decomposition and imputation.

His teaching responsibilities included the Introduction to Statistics module to first year DPhil in Genomic Medicine and Statistics students, and the Data Science in Python module to the Masters in Modelling for Global Health students.

He was heavily involved in public engagement and led the group that won the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics "Excellence in Public Engagement for Projects" 2019 prize.