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Prof. Sylwia Bujkiewicz

Sylwia Bujkiewicz is Professor of Biostatistics based in the Biostatistics Research Group at the University of Leicester. She is an expert in Bayesian evidence synthesis methods for combining data from diverse sources including multivariate meta-analysis (of multiple outcomes), network meta-analysis and meta-analysis of data from mixture of study designs (randomised and non-randomised studies). The main focus of her research is in development of such methods for evaluation of surrogate endpoints and predictive biomarkers and application of these methods in the context of health technology assessment decision-making and in a range of clinical areas including cancer. She is a member of NICE Decision Support Unit and NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit.

Prof. Catrin Pritchard

Catrin Pritchard is a professor of cancer biochemistry in the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, with research focusing on preclinical cancer models.

Prof. Hiuyu Zhou

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Prof. Huiyu Zhou received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Radio Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology of China and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Dundee of United Kingdom, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Vision from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, supervised by Professors Patrick Green (Psychology) and Andrew Wallace (Computer Engineering).

Prof. Zhou heads the Applied Algorithms and AI (AAAI) Theme and leads the Biomedical Image Processing Lab (BIPL) at University of Leicester. He was Director of MSc Programme (2018-2019) and Coordinator of MSc Distance Learning at Informatics (2018-2022), and is PGR Director and Deputy Director of Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Modelling (AIDAM). Prior to this appointment, he worked as Reader (2018-2020) at University of Leicester, and Lecturer (2012-2017) at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). He was a visiting scholar of QUB during 2018-2020.

Prof. Zhou has published widely in the field. He was the recipient of “CVIU 2012 Most Cited Paper Award”, “MIUA2020 Best Paper Award”, “ICPRAM 2016 Best Paper Award in the Area of Applications” and was shortlisted for “ICPRAM 2017 Best Student Paper Award” and “MBEC 2006 Nightingale Prize”. He serves as:

Editor-in-Chief of Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Associate Editor/EBM of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pattern Recognition, PeerJ Computer Science, Security and Safety, Scientific Reports, Machine Intelligence Research, International Journal of Image and Graphics, Intelligent Marine Technology and Systems and IEEE Access, Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor of several refereed journals.

Associate Editor of ICRA (2019-2023) and Area Chair of BMVC (2019-2023) and IJCAI (2021,2024).

Reviewer for high profile journals (e.g. Nature/Lancet/IEEE TPAMI/TIP/TMI/TNNLS/TCybernetics/TRobotics) and Technical Program Committee/Reviewer for major conferences (e.g. NeurIPS/ICLR/AAAI/IJCAI/CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/ICRA/CHI/BMVC/MICCAI).

Prof. Zhou has been an external examiner for under- and post-graduates/PhD candidates from universities of UK (e.g. Imperial, Manchester, QMUL, Surrey, Reading, Essex, Ulster, Heriot-Watt, Kent and Brunel), Hong Kong (e.g. HKU and PolyU), Australia (UNSW Sydney), India (e.g. Anna and Andhra) and China (e.g. SHU and XJTLU), and Digital Design and Branding MSc of Brunel University London (2018-2019). He also serves as:

Technical Committee of “IEEE Cognitive and Developmental Systems”, “Information Assurance & Intelligence Multimedia-Mobile Communications in IEEE SMC Society”, “Biometrics Task Force” and “Robotics Task Force” of the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and “Task Force on Secure Learning” of the IEEE CIS Neural Networks Technical Committee.

Interview/SIFT Panel Member of UKRI FLF, UKRI AI CDT and Hubs.

Assessor of Promotion of Faculty Members of UK, China/HK, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Pakistan.

Grant reviewer for the research proposals submitted to Horizon Europe, EU H2020, SNSF of Switzerland, South Africa’s NRF, SF of Republic of Serbia, CHIST-ERA, RA of Slovakia, CSF of Czech, AME IRG&YIRG of Singapore, RGC of Hong Kong, QNRF (Qatar), Cara (Syria Programme), NIHR, MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, UKRI FLF, NC3Rs, Wellcome Trust, Heart Research UK, NICHS, NEAT and RSE.

Yue Lin

I graduated from Shantou University in China with a BSc in Biotechnology in 2021, and achieved a MSc by research in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh in 2022. Now I come back to UK for more in the field of mesothelioma with a BRC PhD studentship at the University of Leicester. BAP1 mutation in MPM will be my focus in the following years.

Prof. Hongji Yang

I received the B.S and M.S. degrees in computer science from Jilin University China in 1982 and 1985 respectively and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Durham University U.K. in 1994. I am currently a Professor with the University of Leicester. I have published 500+ refereed journal articles and conference papers. My research interests include creative computing software engineering and Internet computing. In 2010 I became an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core member.

Dr. Nada Nusrat

Medical doctor and postdoctoral researcher in molecular medicine and cancer therapy. My primary focus of work at the University of Leicester is targeting the CDKN2A and MTAP genes in mesothelioma-related 9p21 deletion.

Dr Maymun Jama

Dr Maymun Jama earned both her PhD (Genetics & Cancer Research) and MSc (Cancer Cell & Molecular Biology) at the University of Leicester. Currently working as a Post-doctoral fellow at Fennells Lab investigating genome guided therapy for MPMs.

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