I am a computational geneticist interested in all facets of biology and technology. I am currently working at ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) as a Senior Scientist in Bioinformatics and Data Science.
In 2014 I completed my PhD exploring the underlying genetic susceptibility to obesity and metabolic disorders in the Norfolk Island population isolate. My main areas of interest are Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics.
My current work involves the creation of methods to deal with, and analyse, large genomic data sets, including the incorporation of multiple layers of both phenotypic and genomic data.
This site acts as both a professional and personal blog. From time to time I add various workshops and tutorials to this site, please feel free to check them out if they are of interest.
A few favourite quotes…
"Coffee was only a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your slightly older self."
Terry Pratchett. Thud
"To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of."
R. A. Fisher. The Indian Journal of Statistics (1933-1960), Vol. 4, No. 1 (1938), pp. 14-17.
"The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everybody's backyard."
John Wilder Tukey.
"You can't fix by analysis what was screwed up by design!"
Bobby L. Jones. Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
"Researchers often want Bioinformaticians to be Biomagicians, people who can make significant results out of non-significant data, or Biomorticians, people who can bury data that disagree with the researcher's prior hypothesis."
Dan Masys. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD