Eric de Silva
Affiliation: UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME)
Eric’s PhD was in extragalactic astrophysics at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Following this he worked on statistical/population genetics and biological networks/evolutionary biology in the Theoretical Systems Biology group at Imperial College. Following a stint in science communication he worked in the Centre for Process Systems developing mathematical models of protein synthesis. He subsequently joined the Evolutionary Epidemiology group at Imperial studying how evolutionary changes at the genetic sequence level interact with those at the epidemiological scale. At the IBME he is responsible for creating new links and collaborative efforts between groups/disciplines across UCL & partner hospitals.