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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group



Providing scientific programming support for large-scale epidemiological forecasting programmes. Currently contributing to an on-going wheat rust collaborative project which provides current predictions for long-distance dispersal pathways of wheat rust spores across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Areas of expertise include Pipelines, HPC, plotting and user interfaces.

Previous Positions

  • 2013-2018 Computer Officer, University of Cambridge CRUK – Cambridge Institute
  • 2003-2012 Software Engineer, EMBL - European Bioinformatice Institute
  • 2000-2003 Software Engineer, Cambridge Anitbody Technology



  • MSc in Bioinformatics, University of Manchester, UK
  • BSc in Pharmacology, University of Manchester, UK



Epidemiology and Modelling Group

Scientific IT Developer
Lawrence Bower

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
Downing Street,
01223 748957