|Excitement at a OBI workshop, Vancouver, 2009|
I am a lecturer at the School of Computing Science at Newcastle since Sept, 2005. I teach mostly on the MSc Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, which is run from Computing Science, but taught by quite a few schools (five at the last count!) from within the University.
My research covers a variety of different areas; mostly it focuses on the use of ontological technology in biology, or more generally mechanisms for presenting and publishing scientific information. I am currently developing Tawny-OWL, a library which allows fully programmatic development of ontologies. Development and application of this library is covered in my journal.
I also developed the idea of the Knowledge Blog which has been supported by Ontogenesis Network, and has resulted in the start of a Ontology Encyclopedia. Part of this work recently appeared on the Guardian science blogs. You can read many of my papers and current research in my journal.
Previously, I have worked on a wide variety of projects, including ONDEX which is a data integration framework for systems biology, and the CARMEN project, which is providing support for the sharing and resuse of neurosciences data and early projects such as myGrid and ComparaGRID.
Disclaimer: This is my personal website, and represents my opinion. My formal pages and those of the school and university are linked above.