I am a Professor of Computing Science and Synthetic Biology at the School of Computing Science.
I am co-director of Newcastle's Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) Research Group. I am also Director of the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioexploitation and I am associated with the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology.
My research activities lie at the interface of Computing Science and the Natural Sciences, e.g. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I apply my expertise on Machine Intelligence (e.g. optimisation, data mining, big data, evolutionary learning), Complex Systems and Unconventional Computing (e.g. biocomputing) to Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology.
For details on my publications and externally funded research projects please visit my personal webpages.
I currently do not teach any modules as I have an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship in Synthetic Biology.
I do, of course, ocassional invited lectures and plenary talks.