My area of research is Image Analysis of biomedical images. I apply algorithms, mathematical models and statistical methods to analyse data (2D images, 3D volumes, 2D+t videos) that are acquired through different modalities such as light microscopy, western blots, or multiphoton microscopy in order to obtain quantitative results that can reveal something of the underlying biological processes of cells or tumours. By using image analysis we are able to extract a wealth of information that is present in the images we capture, and that it is not possible to obtain by simple qualitative analysis. Our final objective is to shed some light into the causes and processes of tumours and find ways to cure and prevent them. Visit the links on the left for more details of our research.
Image analysis session for the MED6021 module Model Systems in Medical Research to the MSc Mol Med students.
Introduction to Image Analysis for Phase 1B Medical students. The 2008 course was open to staff of the School of Medicine.
Introduction to Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition as a visiting Lecturer at ITAM, Mexico.
My undergraduate degree is from the National University in Mexico (UNAM, Facultad de Ingeniería) in 1993 with the degree of Ingeniero Mecánico Electricista, (BS Mechanical and Electrical Engineering). I then obtained an M.Sc. (MSc in Communications and Signal Processing) and D.I.C. from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in 1994. From 1995 until 2000 I worked in Mexico for several years as a Lecturer at ITESM and ITAM teaching Communications and Electromagnetics related subjects. From 2001 until 2004 I returned to the United Kingdom to obtain a Ph.D. in Computer Science under the supervision of Dr. Abhir Bhalerao in the area of Medical Image Analysis with a thesis on Multiresolution Volumetric Texture Segmentation. At the same time, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick. In 2005 I joined The University of Sheffield as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and in 2009 I was promoted to Research Fellow.