Who are we?

Dr Nick Schurch

Nick was educated and worked as an astrophysicist before joining the world of Bioinformatics, at Dundee, in 2009. His research focuses on identifying the genes involved in interesting biological processes, like the very first steps in an embryo's development. Throughout this work he has been fascinated and surprised by the complexity of the Human genome and how much there is still to discover.

Dr Chris Cole

Originally a Chemistry graduate, Chris first became interested in Bioinformatics when all his lab experiments failed to work during his PhD. Since then he has found a fascinating world of protein structure and complex biological problems. He moved to Dundee in 2006 and has continued his research in Bioinformatics as part of the Data Analysis Group.

Peter Richardson

Peter, formerly the Director of the Visual Effects Research Lab funded by the E.U. based at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, is now at the University of Hertfordshire. He contributed to version 1 of genomescroller.

Professor Geoff Barton

Geoff is professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Data Analysis Group in Dundee. He has worked for over 25 years on developing computational methods to understand the structure and function of biological molecules such as DNA and proteins. Scientists world-wide use computer programs and techniques developed by his group in their diverse research. genomescroller shows how massive the human genome is, but we now have tens of Human genomes and will soon know thousands! This is a very exciting time for Bioinformatics research as we work out new ways to analyse and understand this wealth of information!

We would like to acknowledge the help of Dr Richard Bickerton without whose PyMol skills we would have struggled to get such good protein structure animations.