Dr Johan Nyström-Persson

Dr Johan Nyström-Persson

Job Title: 
Data Scientist

Dr. Nyström-Persson studied mathematics and computer science at Imperial College London, and obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tokyo in Japan, where he is currently based. His career also includes brief periods as a software engineer in financial companies and at Google.

He has worked on various problems that straddle the industry-research boundary, including: virtual machines and memory management, automatic software component integration (approached through novel programming languages), knowledge integration (approached through RDF/linked data) and the fundamental challenges of capturing biological knowledge in software or other formalisms in a meaningful way.

He was formerly a postdoctoral associate at the National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN) in Japan, where he co-created Toxygates, a web application based on the Open TG-GATEs toxicological dataset. He remains a principal developer of the project to this day.

He has also worked extensively with NGS data in the context of wheat genomics and contributed to the IWGSC effort to assemble chromosome 7A of wheat, working with professor Rudi Appels at Murdoch University.

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