About Me

Headshot of me

I currently work freelance as content creator for Khan Academy, making dynamic maths exercises and science simulations. Before that I was a postdoc at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, researching calcium signalling in the flagella of a green algae called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. I did my PhD research on the human parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, which causes sleeping sickness. This I did at the University of Oxford, where I also did an undergraduate Masters degree in Biochemistry and met my girlfriend Victoria.

Contact Me

This website is a place for me to write about various projects I'm 'working' on, problems I've encountered and how I've solved them (assuming I have). I've mainly written it for my benefit, to help me remember what I've done and how I did it (and to force me to draw diagrams and clarify my thoughts), but I hope some of what's written will be of interest and use to other people.

This website was designed and created by Victoria, inspired by this photo, which I took in Leamington Spa.

Websites made by me

  • MergeAlign - bioinformatics app to create consensus alignments
  • What Badge Next - experimenting with the Khan Academy API
  • Tools and Experiments - a place to put various Javascript and Python tools and ideas I've been experimenting with.

Other places to find me

My scientific publications