Daniel Barker



2020+. Academic Lead for Public Engagement in the School of Biological Sciences.

2019-2021. MSc Bioinformatics Programme Director.

2018+. Reader in Bioinformatics, University of Edinburgh.

2016-2018. Lecturer in Bioinformatics, University of Edinburgh.

2010-2015. Lecturer in Biology, University of St Andrews.

2005-2010. Research Councils UK Academic Fellow in Evolutionary and Functional Genomics, University of St Andrews.

2002-2005. Research Fellow, University of Reading.

2001-2002. Developer, Ensembl project, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

1999-2001. Software Engineer and Software Engineer II, Analog Devices Inc.

Postgraduate teaching

Statistics and Data Analysis (PGBI11003). Lecturer.

Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics (PGBI11115). Course Organiser.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Joe Guscott, Edward Martin.

Research summary

Bioinformatics education, phylogeny, comparative genomics, philosophy of science.

4273pi - Software for Teaching and Learning Computational Biology. https://4273pi.org

LVB - Reconstructing Evolution with Parsimony and Simulated Annealing. https://lvb.bio.ed.ac.uk

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