Dr Nikolas Pontikos
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Ophthalmology
Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 24th Nov 2014
Our lab (https://pontikoslab.com/) is interested in the analysis of health care data to provide personalised care. We jointly analyse genetics, medical imaging and text data to develop decision support systems for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
As we are based at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, our focus has mostly been on rare eye diseases but our methodology is widely applicable to rare genetic diseases.
Telemedicine (PGCert), Moorfields Education (2021) (developed material and presented)
Data Science for Clinicians, Moorfields Education (2021) (developed material and presented)
Computational Genetics for Healthcare, UCL Institute of Health Informatics (2020-2021) (co-developed material and co-presented)
Healthcare AI, UCL Institute of Health Informatics (2020-2021) (developed material and presented)
Bioscience Entrepreneurship, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (2020-2021) (supervised and graded)
Biology of Vision, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, (2019-2020) (presented)
UGI Short Course, Analysis of NGS Data (2016-2017) (research support)
- University of Cambridge
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2015
- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2009
- University College London
- Other higher degree, Master of Engineering (Honours) | 2007
I am a PI since April 2019 funded by Moorfields Eye Charity and now by my 3-year Eye2Gene £1.3M NIHR AI Award (effective January 2022).
I joined UCL as a postdoc in 2015.
My undergrad was in computer sicence and I have an MSci in bioinformatics and PhD in statistical genetics (machine learning).
I have previously worked as software developer in a startup and a bioinformatician at the European Bioinformatics Institute.