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Michael Han from the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK.

Responsible for orthology predictions and the Sanger mirror.

short version

I am working in the wormbase group at the Sanger Institute and at the moment responsible for:

  • having some look on our wiki edits
  • our local wormbook mirror at
  • our local wormbase mirror at
  • refactoring / rewriting pipeline scripts
  • our local Perl installation for the pipeline
  • our worm EnsEMBL databases (COMPARA and CORE)


Biology related

  • cDNAs / ESTs from my previous work at the German cDNA consortium
  • transcriptome analysis of Pongo pygmaeus (Orangutan)
  • SNP association studies for complex diseaes (like asthma)
  • lab automatition (Beckmann/Tecan)
  • antimicrobial peptides

IT related

  • postgeSQL (preferred) , mySQL / Oracle / ObjectStore (if it has to be)
  • Ruby / Perl / Python (mainly)
  • Java / C++ / C
  • SML / OCAML (touched it during some Informatics courses)
  • FreeBSD / GNU-Darwin / Linux on Power / BioRuby / Scientific Ruby / OpenSputnik