I am a Professor of Computing Science and Synthetic Biology at the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. (I moved to Newcastle, from the University of Nottingham, on the 1st-September-2013)
I co-direct Newcastle's Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) research group.
My research activities lie at the interface of Computing Science and the Natural Sciences, e.g. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I apply my expertise on Machine Intelligence (e.g. optimisation, data mining, big data, evolutionary learning), Complex Systems and Unconventional Computing (e.g. biocomputing) to Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology.
I currently do not teach any modules as I have an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship in Synthetic Biology. I do, of course, ocassional invited lectures and plenary talks.