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Daniel Swan [Send a message]
Member since: February 09, 2001
Job title: Head of Platforms and Pipelines
Organisation: The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich
Interests: Genomics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, synthetic biology
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Bio-Linux: Linux for Biologists
RPM repository for R and its packages
News items (9)
Bio-Linux: Linux for Biologists
Bio-Linux Live DVD released
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Bio-Linux 4.0 released
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 (2 comments)
Bio-Linux 4.0 in development
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Thursday, October 21, 2004
Bio-Linux on
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 (1 comment)
Career Center
Opportunity: Research Support Officer (BIOINFORMATICS) ICaMB (Newcastle University, UK)
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
News & Commentary
EMBOSS secures new funding for bioinformatics tools
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Friday, April 28, 2006
Chicken genome assembled: first avian genome now available to scientists worldwide
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2004
New Zealand Bioinformatics Institute opens
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Monday, March 01, 2004
European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation receives 12 million Euro award
Submitted by Daniel Swan; posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Curriculum vitae

Current address:

The Genome Analysis Centre
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom


BSc (Hons) Genetics
Manchester University
1991 - 1995
PhD Developmental Biology
Imperial College, London
1995 - 1999


Head of Platforms and Pipelines The Genome Analysis Centre 2015 -


NGS analysis

Microarray analysis (Agilent, Nimblegen, Affymetrics, Illumina)


Cloud and cluster computing




Open software for biologists: from famine to feast (Nature Biotechnology 24, 801 - 803 (2006))

The EIF2AK3 gene region and type I diabetes in subjects from South India (Genes Immun. 2004 Dec;5(8):648-52)

A variation in the ghrelin gene increases weight and decreases insulin secretion in tall, obese children. (J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Aug;87(8):4005-8.)

The molecular phenotype of heparan sulfate in the Hs2st-/- mutant mouse. (J Biol Chem. 2001 Sep 21;276(38):35429-34)

Induction of the mammalian node requires Arkadia function in the extraembryonic lineages. (Nature. 2001 Apr 12;410(6830):825-30.)


Former developer of the Bio-Linux bioinformatics focused Linux distribution


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