I am a self-taught bioinformatician with a firm background in biology. In my work, I analyse data from high-throughput sequencing instruments, specialising in de novo assembly of small and large genomes. I had a central role in the sequencing and assembly of the Atlantic cod genome.
At The Centre for Evolutionary and Ecological Synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo (UiO), where I am the lead bioinformatician, I work on the genomics of atlantic cod and other species and on new ways to represent and analyse genomic information. At the Institute for Biosciences (IBV), I teach bioinformatics at the master/PHD level, and programming/modelling for first year bachelor students in Biosciences. For my 20% associate professor position at the Department of Informatics (IFI), I teach analysis of sequencing data and (co-)supervise PhD and master students.
I have an analytical mind that loves problem solving. I value honesty and professionalism, and dislike hype. I believe that sharing and openness will further science more than competition. I choose impact over impact factor.
I am a Software Carpentry instructor, teaching computational lab skills to scientists at UiO and in the Nordic countries. I am an advocate of open source software, and reproducible computational biology. I share my work not only through publications, but also on my science blog. My presentations can be found on slideshare and figshare, and I am active on twitter (@lexnederbragt).
LICENSE NOTICE. Unless prevented by existing licenses or otherwise, I release the material on this blog under a CC0 license. Feel free to use the material for the greater good. The license does not require a reference to the source, but I would appreciate it.