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Hi, I am Hugh

Hugh Warden

PhD Student at Institute of Genetics and Cancer - University of Edinburgh

I am a PhD student in the Biomedical AI lab at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer supervised by Ava Khamseh. I study single cell morphological profiling and use this along with machine learning to try and use cellular morphology to predict oncogenic mutations and time from onset of the cancer.

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Southampton Research Software Group - University of Southampton

August 2022 - Present, Southampton (Remote Working)

Southampton Research Software Group supports the research at Southampton University by both providing expert technical skills to implement experiments and analyses as well as supplying training in basic software and programming skills to researchers.

Research Software Engineer (Part-Time)

October 2023 - Present

  • Aid researchers with small projects that require computational expertise
Data Science Instructor (Part-Time)

August 2022 - Present

  • Aid in the running of Data Analysis and Visualization in R workshop
  • Troubleshoot and fix technical errors that arise in the execution of courses

Data Science Instructor (Part-Time)
Ed-DaSH Training Organisation - University of Edinburgh

April 2022 - March 2023, Edinburgh (Remote Working)

Ed-DaSH is an organisation run in collaboration with The Carpentries that teaches data science skills to researchers in the health and biosciences fields.

  • Instructor for, and helped develop, the Introduction to Machine Learning in Python course
  • Instructor for, and helped develop, the High Dimensional Statistics in R course
  • Instructor for the Introduction to Statitstics in R course

PhD Research Student
Institute of Genetics and Cancer - University of Edinburgh

September 2021 - August 2025, Edinburgh

I am currently a PhD student investigating single cell morphological profiling. My current project is investigating digital pathology slides to see if we can identify gain and loss of function mutations and time from onset of cancer from cell morphology.


PhD in Genetics and Molecular Medicine
MMath Master of Mathematics - Graduated with First Class Honours
Taken Courses
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Structure and Dynamics of Networks
  • Graph Theory
  • Hypergraph Theory
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Introduction to R and Python
  • Human Biology and Systems Physiology
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Epidemiological Modelling
Extracurricular Activities
  • Performing Arts Officer for the Student Union (2020-2021)
  • Performing Arts Music Representative for the Student Union (2019-2020)
  • Turner Sims Concert Hall Strategic Board Member (2019-2021)
  • Member of the University Concert Band and Jazz Band
  • Member of the Recreational Badminton Society



Qualified Software and Data Carpentries Instructor
The Carpentries April 2022 - August 2022

I was trained in how to instruct courses in the style of The Carpentries workshops. To qualify I also attended a community discussion, made multiple additions to carpentry courses and carried out a teaching assessment.