The Authors

Conrad Bessant

Conrad is Professor of Bioinformatics at Queen Mary University of London. He’s been programming since the days when programs came on cassette tape, and has spent the last 20 years applying the latest computer technologies to extract new scientific knowledge from experimental data. As well as being an active researcher, Conrad also designed and delivered a popular MSc in Applied Bioinformatics while at Cranfield University and continues to teach.

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Darren Oakley

Darren is currently a Software Developer at Nature Publishing Group, based in London.  He’s been programming for the best part of a decade, and has been a self-confessed geek and Apple fanboy for as long as he can remember!  His main interests are playing with web technologies and code in general, and he has a particular passion for interface design relating to conveying scientific data on the web. Outside of this Darren can usually be found lurking on Xbox Live, twitter or playing with his blog.

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Ian Shadforth

Ian currently lives in San Francisco, where he is Director of Integrated Health at Alere Inc. Ian previously worked alongside Darren in Conrad’s lab, where he developed software for proteomic bioinformatics, including one of the first proteogenomic software pipelines and the popular i-Tracker tool for quantitative proteomics.

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