Dr David Johnson
BSc (Hons), MSc (Dist), PhD

Senior Research Associate/Research Software Engineer


I am a life sciences research software engineer and just joined the OeRC's Life, Natural and Biomedical Data Sharing Infrastructure team.

Up until recently I was a Research Associate at Imperial College London focused on developing data-driven tools and services for the life sciences. I was also a founding member of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, where I set up and helped coordinate research and operations activities since its launch. Before joining Imperial, I was a postdoc researcher at the University of Oxford - on an international cancer informatics research project. I've been lucky enough to work with amazing academics from all across Europe and the USA.

I have BSc (with Honours), MSc (with Distinction) and PhD degrees all in computer science from the University of Reading, UK.

Selected publications

  • The Role of Markup for Enabling Interoperability, Steve McKeever and David Johnson. In Frontiers in Computational Physiology and Medicine, 2015. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00152 Get PDF
  • Optimising Parallel R Correlation Matrix Calculations on Gene Expression Data Using MapReduce, Shicai Wang, Ioannis Pandis, David Johnson, Ibrahim Emam, Florian Guitton, Axel Oehmichen and Yike Guo. In BMC Bioinformatics, 2014. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-014-0351-9 Get PDF
  • Semantically Linking In Silico Cancer Models, David Johnson, Anthony J. Connor, Steve McKeever, Thomas S. Deisboeck, Zhihui Wang, Tom Quasier and Eliezer Shochat. Invited paper; in Cancer Informatics, 2014. DOI: 10.4137/CIN.S13895 Get PDF
  • High Dimensional Biological Data Retrieval Optimization with NoSQL Technology, Shicai Wang, Ioannis Pandis, Chao Wu, Sijin He, David Johnson, Ibrahim Emam, Florian Guitton and Yike Guo. Invited paper; In BMC Genomics, 2014. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-S8-S3 Get PDF
  • Web-based Workflow Planning Platform Supporting the Design and Execution of Complex Multiscale Cancer Models, Vangelis Sakkalis, Stelios Sfakianakis, Eleftheria Tzamali, Kostas Marias, Georgios Stamatakos, Fay Misichroni, Eleftherios Ouzounoglou, Eleni Kolokotroni, Dimitra Dionysiou,David Johnson, Steve McKeever, and Norbert Graf. In IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2297167 Get PDF
  • Dealing with Diversity in Computational Cancer Modeling, David Johnson, Steve McKeever, Georgios Stamatakos, Dimitra Dionysiou, Norbert Graf, Vangelis Sakkalis, Kostas Marias, Zhihui Wang and Thomas S. Deisboeck. In Cancer Informatics, 2013. DOI: 10.4137/CIN.S11583 Get PDF

Find out more about me at xde.io and read by blog at blog.xde.io