Our Team

Heba Sailem

Head of Biomedical Data Science

I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences at King's College London. Before joining King's, I worked between the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford as a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow and Corpus Christi Junior Research Fellow. At Oxford I developed several approaches to tackle challenges in inferring gene function from phenotypic data.

I did my PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in London where I developed methods for integrating phenotypic data with gene expression, modelling of the relationship between cell signalling and its context, and modelling the dynamics of cell morphogenesis. I have a BSc in Computer Information Systems and MSc in Data Warehousing and Data Mining.

I am passionate about data visualisation and communicating science through quantitative art. I co-organise a BioVis meetup on behalf of BioVis society. devised PhenoPlot and ShapoGraphy (www.shapography.com). These method facilitates the interpretation of high dimensional data by generating pictorial representations of cells based on hundreds to thousands of measurements.