Mr. Peter Rice

Role: Research Associate



Peter Rice joined the Discovery Sciences Group in February 2013 working on the development of a knowledge management platform for tralnslational research with the eTRIKS project. He has over 25 years experience in bioinformatics software development and service provision at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute where he led a team specialising in data and tool integration. He also spent some years in industry with LION Bioscience in Cambridge, and as a scientific software specialist with Conoco. His original degree is in biochemistry with research experience in microbial genetics.

He is the originator and lead developer of the EMBOSS open source package for sequence analysis with 300 applications and 1 million lines of source code, and is active in collaborations with other open source projects.