Head of Epidemiological Informatics, Kwiatkowski group
Alistair is the Head of Epidemiological Informatics for the Kwiatkowski Group at the BDI.
He leads collaborative research projects studying the genomics of mosquitoes that carry malaria in Africa, including the Anopheles gambiae 1000 Genomes Project, which is part of MalariaGEN. Alistair also develops open source software for analysis of large-scale scientific data, such as zarr and scikit-allel.
Alistair joined the Kwiatkowski group in June 2009. Prior to that, Alistair lead research & and development work at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, applying new Web standards for sharing and linking data to the domain of Drosophila functional genomics. Before joining the University of Oxford, Alistair was a research scientist at the e-Science Centre at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, where he was involved in a range of computing research projects, primarily in the areas of Web and semantic technology. Alistair played a leading role in the development of new standards for the Web, through participation in the World Wide Web Consortium's Semantic Web Activity. He holds an MA in Natural Sciences and an MSc in Web Technologies.