Seave Variant Filtration Platform

Beginning January 2015

Following my employment at the Garvan Institute, I took it upon myself to develop a variant filtration platform for use in clinical genomics. This platform came to be called Seave and is in use by researchers, clinicians, within clinical trials and commercially for diagnostics. It has been open sourced and a publication is pending.

Bioinformatics Contracting

September 2013 - March 2014

I worked on a contractual basis for Biomatters Ltd. and Caldera Health developing an extensive bioinformatics pipeline and analysis suite for the development of a high-throughput sequencing test for prostate cancer.

LaTeXTypesetting.com

Launched September 2013

I created, own and operate the website LaTeXTypesetting.com which is the service counterpart to LaTeXTemplates.com.

Many users do not have the advanced skills in LaTeX required to successfully modify a template to suit their unique requirements. Some users have an existing document in another format that they need converted to LaTeX but lack the skills for how to do it themselves. The purpose of LaTeX Typesetting is to provide a fast, knowledgeable and friendly service for anyone wishing to utilize the power of LaTeX.

LaTeXTemplates.com

Launched April 2012

I created, own and operate the website LaTeXTemplates.com which provides easy to use templates for use in the document preparation system LaTeX.

I became interested in LaTeX during the start of my graduate degree but was frustrated that there seemed to be no central resource for templates that I could use to learn LaTeX in a hands-on way and get quick results. This prompted me to create a LaTeX Templates page on the original vel.nz website which was around for several years and gained a steady flow of visitors. Eventually I decided that this area deserved better treatment so I created the website in its current form.

The website has been created with two main principles in mind: design and ease of use. I have long been interested in design and aesthetics but this website was my first exercise in graphics design. I learned a great deal from creating it which I have applied in other aspects of my personal and professional life - such as in the presentations I give. Ease of use was an important driver in the design choices I made, I believe that the website needs to be simple, clean and efficient with providing templates. No one wants to spend a long time navigating a complex website which is invariably designed to maximise advertising revenue. Similarly, the templates themselves are significantly modified to make them easy for users to edit.