Using Mutagenesis to Understand Protein Function
Alan is a computational biologist at The Walter and Eliza Hall Insitute of Medical Research, where he works in the labs of Tony Papenfuss and Terry Speed in the Bioinformatics division. He joined the institute in February of 2014 after completing his PhD with Phil Green in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. His primary research interests are functional genomics and genomic technology development. He is a member of the executive committee of ABACBS (the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society, pronounced "abacus").
Alan is a Python programmer who spends a lot of time in jupyter notebooks with pandas and matplotlib. He's the author of the Enrich2 software package for analyzing biological count data from high-throughput mutagenesis experiments. He enjoys communicating his research to members of the general public, particularly in the tech community.