Prof David Robertson

Prof David Robertson

Faculty of Life Science


My research is primarily focussed on computational biology and molecular evolution. Evolution is what explains life and its many forms, and so its study is of central importance in biological research. Molecular evolution is the study of evolution at the molecular level from genes to genomes to systems biology, while computational biology is the data-focussed use of computers in biological research to address analytical and theoretical questions/hypotheses.



  • Mining molecular interaction data and its context

    The project involves extraction of the context of molecular interaction data from the scientific literature. So far, little attempt has been made to capture the context of molecular interaction, how reliable it is, what is the nature of interaction etc. The project aims to study the way findings, experiments and…