About me

Early 40’s, resident of Norfolk. Originally from Weymouth, and have arrived in Norfolk via Plymouth, Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Oxford and Newcastle/Gateshead.

Social media presence is primarily Twitter but be warned, it is pretty much exclusively about work.  If you’re interested in what I do then you can also connect on LinkedIn.  I have a work related blog at http://metagenom.es.  You might find me on Facebook if you’re friends with someone who knows me.  I can be found on Skype with the user ID “dan_c_swan” but if you want to talk professionally please add “DrDanielSwan” instead.

Currently I’m Head of  Platforms and Pipelines  at the Earlham Institute in Norwich.  Previously I’ve worked in industry running a next-generation sequencing bioinformatics team at Oxford Gene Technology, run a bioinformatics core facility at Newcastle University and been a bioinformatician at large for NERC and QMUL.

In my spare time I am normally found contemplating the countryside on my doorstep, being a lousy shot with an air rifle and petting my cats.  I’m a lapsed runner due to injuries so currently keep fit with the mixed martial arts workouts – Les Mills Combat is the current supplier of aches and pains.

I write at least one novel a year in an attempt to learn how to write.  These are generally written during National Novel Writing Month.  One day I will go back and re-draft my work and attempt to get it published.  I read a lot of sci-fi and I’m always on the lookout for great films to watch having exhausted pretty much every ‘top 100’ list published on the topic.

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