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Dr Jean-Christophe Nebel

School/Department: Computing and Information Systems
Position: Associate Professor


Dr Jean-Christophe Nebel is a Reader in Computing Science and Bioinformatics in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University and a Visiting academic at St. George's Medical School, University of London. He holds an MScEng from the Institute of Chemistry and Industrial Physics in Lyon (French Grande Ecole), an MSc and a PhD in Computing Science from the University of St-Etienne (France, 1997).

After his PhD, he joined the Department of Computing Science of the University of Glasgow, where he worked as a research assistant and as a research fellow for 7 years. He was co-investigator and line manager of a postdoctoral researcher for a 3 year EU-IST project (IST-2000-28094, 2001-04). He and co-authors developed the world first experimental 3D television studio and won the IEE Reeve Premium award in 2004 for a journal paper reporting that work.

He was PI of the EPSRC funded project MEDUSA (EP/E001025/1, 2006-09), where machine learning techniques are used to analyse video data. He is member of Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC), where he is co-leader of the Human Body Motion Group (HBM) which focuses on the extraction and analysis of human motion using video footage.

As leader of the Bioinformatics & Genomic Signal Processing Research Group at Kingston University, his research activities span across different aspects of bioinformatics including protein function and structure prediction, protein interaction and protein active site modelling. He is currently involved in an international project in collaboration with the bioengineering group at Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) which aims to model the structure of membrane proteins. This on-going work has been supported by a series of grants from the British Council, the EU, the Polish Ministry of Science and the Royal Society.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2004 - 2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education at Kingston University, London (UK)
  • 1994 - 1997 PhD in Computing Science at the University of St-Etienne (France)
  • 1991 - 1992 MSc in Computing Science at the University of Lyon (France)
  • 1987 - 1992 MScEng in Electronics & Data Processing at CPE Lyon (France)

Research Interests

Computer Vision

  • Pose recovery
  • Action recognition
  • Dimensionality reduction methods


  • Protein function prediction
  • Protein interaction prediction
  • Protein structure prediction
  • Protein active site modelling

Teaching Area

  • CI1183-IT-Toolbox (Module leader)
  • CI2300-Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
  • CI3480-Bioinformatics(Module leader)
  • CIM165-Pattern recognition
  • CIM324-Health Information Governance – Security & Privacy Issues
  • CIM911-MSc projects (Module leader)


    +Professional Experience



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