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People and Departments


Bioinformatics in IBERS at Aberystwyth University spans several departments, research groups and themes. As part of the enabling technologies initiative, several core members of staff work with the wider community of Aberystwyth computational biology researchers to provide bioinformatic and computational support for data intensive research goals.

Former Staff

Dr Michael C Riley – Bioinformatics Analyst
Dr Michael Squance – Scientific Computing Officer 


Core Bioinformatics Staff

Dr Martin Swain – Lecturer in Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing

Associated Staff

Dr Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes – Reader in Genomics/Bioinformatics

Dr Chris Creevey – Reader in Rumen Systems Biology

Dr Daniel Smith – Bioinformatician

Dr Amanda Clare – Lecturer in Computational Biology

Dr Colin Sauze – Research Software Engineer, Super Computing Wales project

Postgraduate students

Sam Nicholls, PhD Student
Thomas Hitch, PhD Student

Departments and Groups

National Plant Phenomics Centre
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Department of Computer Science