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Christian Cole is a Principal Investigator at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS). His expertise and passion is in Bioinformatics and Data Science gained over his postdoctoral career at UMIST, The University of Manchester and, most recently, within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. In that time, Chris was the founder member and latterly the co-ordinator of the Data Analysis Group; a team dedicated to collaboration on biological projects requiring computational and statistical direction. At LRCFS Chris will be using his multi-disciplinary computational approaches to challenge existing weaknesses in the analysis and interpretation of several forensic evidence types. Chris has a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry.

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Projects 2017 2019

RSE Cloud Computing Award

Cole, C.


Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

EMSY expression affects multiple components of the skin barrier with relevance to atopic dermatitis

Elias, M. S., Wright, S. C., Remenyi, J., Abbott, J. C., Bray, S. E., Cole, C., Edwards, S., Gierlinski, M., Glok, M., McGrath, J. A., Nicholson, W. V., Paternoster, L., Prescott, A. R., Have, S. T., Whitfield, P. D., Lamond, A. I. & Brown, S. J., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 144, 2, p. 470-481 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Atopic Dermatitis
Genome-Wide Association Study
Skin Diseases
226 Downloads (Pure)

Proteus: an R package for downstream analysis of MaxQuant output

Gierlinski, M., Gastaldello, F., Cole, C. & Barton, G., 20 Sep 2018, In : BioRxiv. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mass Spectrometry

Reformatter for EMBL's HLA aligner

Cole, C. & Mudie, R., 29 May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

4 Citations (Scopus)
137 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Adenylyl Cyclases
Cell Movement
bis(3',5')-cyclic diguanylic acid
6 Citations (Scopus)
154 Downloads (Pure)

A mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1/2 (mTORC1)/V-Akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1)/cathepsin H axis controls filaggrin expression and processing in skin, a novel mechanism for skin barrier disruption in patients with atopic dermatitis

Naeem, A. S., Tommasi, C., Cole, C., Brown, S. J., Zhu, Y., Way, B., Willis Owen, S. A. G., Moffatt, M., Cookson, W. O., Harper, J. I., Di, W. L., Brown, S. J., Reinheckel, T. & O'Shaughnessy, R. F. L., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 139, 4, p. 1228-1241 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cathepsin H
Atopic Dermatitis


Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

Niamh Nic Daeid (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Heather Doran (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Oluwasesan Adegoke (Recipient), Joyce Klu (Recipient), Emma Comrie (Recipient), Christian Cole (Recipient), Herve Menard (Recipient), Lucina Hackman (Recipient), Alexander Gray (Recipient), Magda Barros (Recipient), Lorna Dennison-Wilkins (Recipient), Veronika Dzetkulicová (Recipient), Virginie Galais (Recipient), Andrew Houston (Recipient), Keith Inman (Recipient), Aga Kuffel (Recipient), Oceane Laisney (Recipient), Catarina Sobreira (Recipient), Sean Yu (Recipient), Micol Zuppello (Recipient), Simon-Lewis Menzies (Recipient), Laura Daly (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Winner ISCB Art in Science Competition 2017

Christian Cole (Recipient) & Nicholas Schurch (Recipient), 25 Jul 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Computer Science

Activities 2018 2019

Forensic Data Hackathon

Christian Cole (Organiser)
11 Mar 201922 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Supervision of Nuffield summer student

Christian Cole (Supervisor), Roy Mudie (Supervisor)
1 Jul 20199 Aug 2019

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Presentation to CodeClan Students

Christian Cole (Speaker)
13 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Analysis of Dundee/Scotland Drug-Related Deaths data

Christian Cole (Member)
10 Jul 201920 Jul 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

CodeClan Data For Detectives DataFest19 event

Christian Cole (Presenter), Niamh Nic Daeid (Presenter), Heather Doran (Presenter)
13 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

Press / Media

Academics shine light on 'unique' factors in Dundee's drugs deaths

Christian Cole, Niamh Nic Daeid, Michael Marra & Craig McKenzie


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Is Reproducible Science Well Understood in Forensic Science?

Christian Cole


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Rare skin disease gene discovered

Elizabeth Pohler, Alan Irvine, Toshifumi Nomura, John A. McGrath, W. H. Irwin McLean, Neil Wilson, Frances J. D. Smith, Aileen Sandilands, Christian Cole, Alan Evans, Sara J. Brown & David R. Goudie


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research