I joined the lab at the beginning of 2011 to help with the Peptracker project. My work falls into three closely related categories. The first is to help maintain and improve the current features available from Peptracker. This second involves evaluating and implementing solutions that can be used to manage, visualise and analyse large proteomics datasets that are being generated in the Lamond Lab. And finally the third aspect of my work is to evaluate and implement solutions that will help scale the Peptracker solution, from both a technical and a user standpoint.
From a technical standpoint, this involves working with Java, Python, Oracle, MongoDB and HTML5 related technologies. Angus’s motto is that science should be fun and exciting, and the combination of the day-to-day challenges and the technologies we employ to solve them definitely makes this so.