Programmer / Database Analyst
I am a member of the McCarthy group, offering software development and data analysis support to the laboratory and bioinformatics teams.
I develop and support the Information Management system for the Diabetes Research Lab at OCDEM. In addition I provide software tools for researchers and help to maintain the team's informatics pipeline.
I work mainly with Java technologies coupled with relational databases, currently Oracle, and make extensive use of open source libraries. I have an interest in other programming languages, as well as structured data formats, such as XML. Where possible I employ sound software engineering practices, and emphasize testing, deployment and documentation.
Most of my development experience has been with server-side, distributed and web-oriented systems. A major part of my research has been biological data integration using relational databases and ontological annotations.
I have much experience with User Interface design and development; for previous projects I built rich graphical applications to facilitate navigation, interrogation and representation of large, complex datasets. In addition to research development, I have worked on various commercial projects both large and small.
DiscoverySpace: an interactive data analysis application.Robertson N, Oveisi-Fordorei M, Zuyderduyn SD, Varhol RJ, Fjell C, Marra M, Jones S, Siddiqui A. Genome Biol. 2007;8(1):R6. PMID: 17210078
Software design and engineering, Relational Database Systems, Data modelling, XML technologies, RDF and Semantic Web technologies, Distributed systems, Asynchronous programming, User Interface design, Graphical and Web interfaces
Software, Programming, Databases, RDBMS, XML, RDF, Semantic Web, Distributed, Asynchronous, Threading, User Interface, UI, Java, J2EE, SQL, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Object-Oriented Programming, OO, HTTP, Web, GUI, Hibernate, iBatis, Spring, Tomcat, Ant, Mac OSX, Linux, Windows, CVS, Subversion, CSS, HTML, Unit testing
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
University of Oxford
Oxford; OX3 7BN; UK
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