A very quick into. I’ve only just heard of OHDSI from having attended the 2019 Epidemiology Oxford Summer School. I’m impressed!
I am a senior scientist at Oxford University working on drug repurposing using clinical datasets (CPRD), transcriptomic datasets (LINCS1000 via CMAP) and pretty much any mathematical technique from Life Sciences all the way into Chemistry.
I’m a mathematical chemist (quantum chemistry and molecular dynamic simulations) via my PhD, interested in diseased protein folding; an epidemiologist when at Oxford; and finally a professional software developer having learned the trade in industry. My original higher education was in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Computing, with a very strong focus on the mathematical theory behind Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computing.
My day job at Oxford entails a tremendous amount of R/R-shiny & MySQL development (including API development to encourage general purpose use) to help us better understand the long term behaviour of drug prescription and clinical diagnosis of migraine sufferers. I’m combining this with informatics from CMAP and PubChem where possible.
I feel most at home when combining techniques from across the sciences and developing in Java, R, C/C++, Fortran and SQL (and pretty much any other language under the sun). I like the idea of becoming involve in any OHSDI group involved in science software development. In particular, I have a personal interest on work with a focus on restless leg syndrome.