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Colm Nestor

Senior Associate Professor

My research aims to understand how the unique of the X-chromosome affects health in humans.

Unraveling the complex biology of the X-chromosome in human health

My group researches the biology of the sex chromosomes in humans and how they contribute to sex bias in disease. See our group home page to learn more about research in The Nestor Lab.

Colm Nestor.Colm Nestor. Photo credit John Karlsson





About me


  • 2016 Assistant Lecturer, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2012 Post-doc, Linköping University, Sweden
  • 2008 Post-doc, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2003 Ph.D., University of Glasgow, UK
  • 2001 Bioinformatics Specialist, DeCODE Genetics Inc., Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2001 Database developer, LION Biosciences GmbH, Cambridge, UK
  • 2000 Master of Bioinformatics, University of York, UK
  • 1999 Master of Computer Science, University of Cork, Ireland
  • 1995 B.A. Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


  • Chair, Junior Faculty Club, Medical Faculty, Linköping University
  • Co-Chair, Centre for Personalised Medicine, Linköping University
  • Member, Academic Employment Board, Medical Faculty, Linköping University
  • Assistant Director, Department of Cell Biology, Linköping University

Program teaching activities

  • Medical Program
  • Masters in Experimental Biosciences
  • B.Sc. in Medical Bioscience
  • Ph.D. level courses