Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science

Dr. Ed Schwalbe

Ed Schwalbe joined the NUCFS in October 2013, with a broad research remit of the application of bioinformatics to the Forensic Sciences. Ed previously worked as a Research Associate at Newcastle University, where his research focussed upon the molecular analysis of paediatric brain cancers, in particular the application of genome-wide technologies for novel biomarker discovery, molecular patient risk stratification and the development of minimal signature assays for the identification and genetic stratification of samples, using transcriptomic and DNA methylation patterns. Previously, Ed has worked as part of Alec Jeffrey’s lab at the University of Leicester, where he helped develop an assay to identify subjects using polymorphic retrotransposon genomic insertions; he also worked as a DNA analyst within the Forensic Science Service. After graduating with a BSc in Genetics from the University of Leicester, Ed subsequently completed an MSc in Bioinformatics, also at the University of Leicester, before completing his PhD at Newcastle University on the genome-wide molecular analysis of paediatric brain cancers.


For a summary of Ed’s recent publications, click here.


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Dr Victoria Barlow

Lecturer in Forensic Science

Dr. Tim Clayton

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Dr. Victor Toom

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Dr. Chris Maguire

Forensic Science

Dr. Anika Ludwig

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