Daniel Barker


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

2019+. 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

PGBI11117 Introduction to Bioinformatics for Life Scientists. Course Organiser.

PGBI11115 Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics. Course Organiser.

Current PhD students supervised

Maria Mantas, Joe Guscott, Edward Martin.

Research summary

Bioinformatics education, phylogeny reconstruction and philosophy of science.

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

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

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