Biology/Genetics/Bioinformatics

Updated Sun Jun 25 16:44:22 BST 2017

Background

Originally a cell and molecular biologist working on cell behaviour and cell motility at the MRC Cell Biophysics Unit in London, I became involved with computers as a means to analyse complex data sets, which led to me leaving "wet" biology behind and moving into the world of computing and bioinformatics at the MRC Human Genetics Unit.

Current Involvement

I left the Medical Research Council in 2013, but am still involved with biomedical science in two ways:

Human Genome Variation Society

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I am a Founding Council member of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS), having been on the Council since the Society's creation in 2001 at the San Diego meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). I am currently elected for a further three year term until 2017.

Human Mutation

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I sit on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Human Mutation (Wiley-Blackwell), primarily dealing with manuscripts on databases and informatics.