Dan Kortschak

Dan Kortschak

Scientific Software Engineer

Biography

Dan is actually doing science.

Interests

  • Reproducible research
  • Software engineering
  • Genome evolution
  • Graphical analysis
  • Data visualisation

Education

  • PhD in Genetics, 1998

    The University of Adelaide

  • GDip Education, 2006

    The University of Adelaide

  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, 1993

    The University of Adelaide

Projects

Projects I am involved in or own.

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rgo

rgo is an R/Go integration tool.

mbg

mbg is an mbox forensics tool written for fun.

AusOcean

AusOcean is an environmental not-for-profit with a mission to help our oceans through the use of technology.

typo

The typogenetics game from Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid.

arrgh

arrgh is a Go interface to the OpenCPU R server system.

bíogo

bíogo is a collection of packages for bioinformatics written in the Go programming language.

ev3go

ev3go is a Go interface to LEGO® Mindstorms-compatible robotics platform built on the ev3dev.org Linux distribution.

Gonum

Gonum is a collection of scientific software packages written for the Go programming language.

utter

utter implements a deep pretty printer for Go data structures.

zalgo

Invoke the hive mind.

Recent Publications

The tuatara genome reveals ancient features of amniote evolution

The tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)—the only living member of the reptilian order Rhynchocephalia (Sphenodontia), once widespread across …
The tuatara genome reveals ancient features of amniote evolution

Teaching

I have written and taught a variety of courses in bioinformatics and software engineering practice for scientists, and coordinated the Master of Bioinformatics programme at the University of Adelaide from 2018 to 2020.

A half day course in basic git use is available here.

Other interests

Dan has other interests outside science and software development. He will share these things face to face.