I've been involved in research, consultancy and training for a while, most of which is documented via LinkedIn or ORCID above - or through specific skills & training projects below.
I provide expert bioinformatics and data analytics support to biotech, pharma and FMCG clients through Applied Exomics Ltd (Founded in 2012). I have a research background spanning wet-lab and bioinformatics, with particular expertise in functional genetics, biomolecular modelling and data integration for immunology and oncology. After spending 10 years in academia conducting collaborative industry research projects, I have spent the last decade supporting in silico target discovery and (bio)therapeutic development in industry.
I also have broad experience of teaching and training in bioinformatics, including development of training strategy. I led development of the UK Level 7 Bioinformatics Scientist Apprenticeship standard and acted as Higher Education Consultant to the UK Science Industry Partnership. I continue to support skills projects in industry, academia and national institutes, including as an invited organiser of the joint EMBL EBI & Wellcome Trust bioinformatics international summer school, and lead on bioinformatics apprenticeship assessment with the NHS/HEE National School of Health Care Science.
For a current professional view, visit my bioinformatics R&D company www.appliedexomics.com based at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Gunnels Wood Rd, Stevenage UK.
If you are interested in Data Analytics and Digital Skills, visit my new consultancy www.hogsdenconsultants.com - which is (slowly) absorbing my previous skills and workforce development business www.nexastem.com
I am also building a new European (ad)venture based in Estonia: www.amphimatic.com
Some skills and training projects I have worked on
I provide classroom teaching and training on courses run by the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute. These include "Introduction to multiomics data integration", "Data resources and bioinformatics tools for immunologists", "Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators", the BioEXCEL "Foundation skills for HPC" summer school and co-organising (and mentoring on) the joint EMBL-EBI/Wellcome Trust "Summer School in Bioinformatics". (View upcoming EMBL-EBI training here)
bioinformatics (level 7) apprenticeship
Working with Cogent Skills, I coordinated the development of the Level 7 Bioinformatics Scientist degree apprenticeship standard. The trailblazer group comprised Unilever, GSK, Medimmune, Astrazeneca, Fujifilm Diosynth, Eagle Genomics, Covance, Envigo, UCB, Kymab, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, The MRC, Genomics England, the ABPI, and the Royal Society of Biology. View the Bioinformatics Scientist standard here.
catalogue of higher-level STEM apprenticeship standards
The table below is generated from STEM route (Engineering & Manufacturing, Digital, and Health & Science) apprenticeship standards at higher levels (4,5,6,7) available at the Institute for Apprenticeships. The table is searchable and sortable - you can click on the name of the standard to jump to the details at the IfA website
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