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Edward Offord

About Me

I am a first year PhD student under the supervision of Professor Till Bretschneider. I graduated from the University of Warwick Department of Computer Science in 2022 with a first-class MEng degree in Discrete Mathematics.

Research Interests

My research project focuses on the application of graph neural networks to extract spatio-temporal biological patterns on evolving domains. My current application is looking into extraction of macropinocytic cups in Dictyostelium cell surfaces. Here's an example:

A Dictyostelium cell where the location of the Macropinocytic cup have been predicted by a graph neural network


Platt, Adam, Judith Lutton, and Till Bretschneider. "MiCellAnnGELo: Annotate microscopy time series of complex cell surfaces with 3D Virtual Reality."  Bioinformatics 39, no. 1 (2023): btad013.

E. Offord, E. J. Lutton and T. Bretschneider, "Cell Membrane Feature Detection Using Graph Neural Networks," 2023 IEEE 20th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Cartagena, Colombia, 2023, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ISBI53787.2023.10230695.


As a part of my research studies I have also taught in the following modules:

CS126 Design of Information Structures (22/23)

CS904 Computational Biology (22/23)

CS130 Mathematics for Computer Science 1 (23/24)


Warwick WPCCS 2023 best in session of machine learning in biology presentations