Pascal Nordgren Timshel

Pascal Nordgren Timshel

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As a biological data science researcher, I combine biology and human genetics with math, statistics and computer science. I’m on a mission to harness the power of genomics - or biological 'big data' – by developing data-driven computational algorithms. My research is fueled by new ‘single-cell genomic’ technology that characterizes the molecular machinery of millions of cells.  

My research centers around two aims:
1) decoding the genetic triggers of human diseases 
2) uncover the identity, function and development of all cell-types in the human body

In particular, I focus on integrating single-cell RNA sequencing and large-scale human genetic data (GWAS) to create a ‘human disease cell-type atlas' to learn disease biology and interpret heterogeneity in single-cell populations – particularly in context of the brain and metabolic diseases.


UPDATE (2019): I'm now working at Intomics while I'm still an external affiliated researcher at the University of Copenhagen. See my Linked-in profile for details.

 

Primary fields of research

Biomedicine, human genomics, single-cell biology, bioinformatics, machine learning

Teaching

I am always looking for talented students motivated to do research projects within bioinformatics, data science or statistics. 

Description of available student projects: Decoding biology using machine learning and single-cell transcriptomics

Please email me if you are interested in hearing more about the opportunities  for doing an internship or student research project.

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