Dr Yinyin Yuan
Yinyin joined the ICR in 2012 as the leader of the Computational Pathology and Integrative Genomics team. Currently, her team is part of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer at ICR London. Her team develops computational approaches to study tumours as evolving ecosystems by fusing digital pathology, bioinformatics and ecological principles. Her research focuses on the emerging concept that tumours are complex, evolving ecosystems with dynamic crosstalk between cancer and normal cells. Studying the relationships between cancer cells and its ecological environment allows for development of new and effective therapeutic interventions, analogous to draining the swamps to help eradicate malaria. By combining high-throughput pathological image analysis, machine learning and ecological statistics and harnessing high-performance computing power, her team aims to study how different cancers grow and spread amidst healthy tissue at unprecedented detail.