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Duncan Parkes

Duncan Parkes

Senior Data Processing Engineer

Professional Services Role

Developing and maintaining pipelines for handling genomic data using Nextflow.


I studied Mathematics at Worcester College, Oxford before moving to Leicester University to take a PhD investigating formal languages and the word problem in groups and semigroups, supervised by Prof Rick Thomas.

After working for defence company QinetiQ, as a publisher of books on open source programming languages for Apress, and as an internet troublemaker for, I returned to Oxford as a programmer for the Bioinformatics Core at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.