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Computational Biochemist specializing in Systems Biology with experience in both fundamental theoretical research (metabolic regulation analysis, control analysis, constraint based modelling) and software design and development (PySCeS-CBMPy, PySCeS, JWS Online).

My current research includes developing and applying constraint based modelling techniques to the analysis of microbial communities and multiple environments. This involves both the development of theory (going from one to many organisms) but also software tools for large scale optimization.

I am also actively involved in the development of standards in Systems Biology e.g. I co-ordinate the Package Working Group for the SBML Level 3 extension Flux Balance Constraints used to describe constraint based models.

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biochemistry, modeling, metabolic control analysis, Python, software development, systems biology, standards, software interoperability, data integration


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Brief CV


  • 1992-1995 BSc (Biochemistry, Genetics), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 1996 BSc Hons cum laude, Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 1997-1999 MSc cum laude, Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 2000-2005 PhD Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 2005-2008 PostDoc, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 2009-2010 Researcher, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2011 Scientific Staff Member, Center for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2012- Bioinformatician, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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