I’m Neil Saunders and I’m currently employed as a data scientist with Life Letters.
Before that, I worked:
- as a statistical bioinformatician with CSIRO
- as a research officer in computational biology in the Kobe lab at the University of Queensland
- on microbial genome projects at the University of New South Wales
- on microbial physiology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- as a postgraduate student in biochemistry at the University of Oxford
My research passion is enabling biological discovery using genome-scale analysis and the computational tools required to do it.
I find an increasing proportion of my time is spent discussing ways in which web technology can facilitate communication and data sharing between researchers. A lot of this happens here and at many other social networks.
Any opinions expressed here are mine, not those of my employer.
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