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 Expert  722119

Expert in Sequence Analysis, Structure Prediction, and Parallel Processing


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MidLothian
United Kingdom
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Expert has worked in the field of bioinformatics for ten years and has developed software tools for sequence analysis and structure prediction. Specifically, Expert's expertise is in the application of high performance computers to the problem of database searching and recognizing distant similarities. He was co-author of the commercial program MPSRCH, which implements the Smith and Waterman algorithm originally on MasPar supercomputers but most recently on modern 64-bit general purpose systems.

Expert's interest in sequence led naturally into protein structure prediction and he wrote a number of tools to solve problems related to sequence structure prediction. This led into the area of x-ray crystallography where he developed his skills at the bench purifying and crystallizing a difficult viral protein. The eventual solution of this structure was attained through the use of seleno-methionine replacement and MAD phasing.

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bioinformatics

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genetic sequencing

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protein purification

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protein sequence database

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protein sequencing

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protein structure prediction


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1997   Ph.D.   Molecular Biology   University of Edinburgh  
1991   M.Sc.   Computational Biochemistry   University of Kent at Canterbury  
1988   B.Sc.   Palaeontology and Zoology   University of Wales, Swansea  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

CEO and Co-Founder

 


1997 to 1999

 

University of Edinburgh

 

Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Post Doctorate

 

As a post doctorate researcher at Edinburgh, Expert spent two years doing protein purification and crystallisation.

1991 to 1993

 

University of Edinburgh

 

Biocomputing Research Unit

 

Research Assistant

 

He developed high-performance sequence analysis tools for parallel supercomputers.


Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

He won a Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Enterprise Biotechnology Fellowship (1999-2000), a major national award, with the specific remit of commercialising MPSRCH 4.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Molecular Biology  
 - Nucleic Acids Research  
 - WoTUG-14, IOS Press  

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