Research Assistant and Developer
The University of Auckland
November 2019 – March 2020
I worked with the Allison Group at the School of Biological Sciences, implementing UX improvements for CherryPicker.
CherryPicker is a software tool written in C++ and Python. It uses feature matching against existing databases to parameterise new molecules for Molecular Dynamics simulation.
July 2014 – February 2020
I worked on the Geneious Prime development team, maintaining and extending this software suite for molecular biology and sequence analysis.
- Developed in Java for this desktop platform, using JetBrains IDEs and the Atlassian ecosystem for agile project management.
- Worked across multiple modules, with special focus on the phylogenetic tree viewer, cloning tools, and the licensing tool.
- Implemented a CRISPR guide finding tool that was a finalist in the 2015 BioIT World “Best in Show” awards.
- Worked in a second, cross-functional team integrating cloud services into the desktop platform.