Data analysis, simulation and visualisation methods, algorithm and software development, in particular for bioimaging in the field of single molecule microscopy. EGFR signalling processes, user-oriented software development, automated software pipelines, data management. Translation of methods from astronomy to bioimaging.
Scientific Programmer (2005-2006, CCP4, Protein Crystallography)
PDRA (2001-2004, University of Leicester, Theoretical Astrophysics)
PhD (2001, Open University, Astronomy, “Accretion Flow and
Precession Phenomena in Cataclysmic Variables”)
MPhys (1997, Oxon, Physics)
After research in astronomy and astrophysics, where he developed and applied advanced data analysis and simulation methods to understanding astrophysical accretion and stellar evolution, Dan joined STFC, first developing automated analysis pipelines, supporting and training users for the CCP4 protein crystallography analysis project (www.ccp4.ac.uk), before being tempted in 2006 into the fast-moving world of single molecule microscopy and its application to the understanding of cell membrane receptors for cancer research. Dan currently leads a team within the group of Marisa Martin-Fernandez that develops and applies advanced data analysis techniques for single molecule imaging and supporting users of the Octopus facility to exploit them. He is also developing, with STFC eScientists, tools and techniques for improved data management and efficient usage of computing facilities.
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