Current work and interests
Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo was born in Madrid, Spain and is a PhD student in Medical Sciences in the Unit’s Physical Activity Epidemiology and Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventions in Young People programmes. His research is funded by an EPSRC and GSK iCASE studentship and consists on the development of methodologies to analyse sleep-wake cycles and physical activity through artificial intelligence, wearable sensors and a variety of epidemiological methods. Ignacio also studies the link of abnormal patterns on those cycles and activities and how they are related to disease. He is currently involved in a number of studies, namely: Fenland study, Sedentary Time Validation study, Step test Validation study, Biobank Validation Study and UK Biobank.
Background and experience
Ignacio obtained a Master’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, where he was an Anselmo J. Macchi Fellow, as well as a Master’s in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. His postgraduate research has mostly focused on engineering and machine learning applications in neuroscience and he was first exposed to sleep research during his time at Oxford. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in Bioengineering, with a strong focus on Neuroengineering and Translational Neuropsychiatry, and a Marie-Curie Early Career Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.
Outside of lab, Ignacio is an avid rower and has recently picked up cycling. He has proudly watched 90% of IMBDs top 250 movies. Ignacio also enjoys scientific outreach writing, data visualization, pro-bono college counselling, bioscience entrepreneurship and life-sciences consulting.