Dr. Jamie J. Alnasir M.Pharm (Hons)
PhD researcher (Computer Science & Molecular Biology)
I obtained my PhD through Research at the Center of Systems and Synthetic Biology, department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London (supervised by Dr. Hugh Shanahan). My research areas are Next Generation DNA and RNA sequencing, Distributed Computing, High Performance Computing, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics - read more about this on my
Royal Holloway site. My portfolio sub-sections discuss
my projects in further detail.
Initially I started working commercially in software development, however, my passion for Science, and Chemistry led
me into the medical field where I obtained my Masters in Pharmacy (M.Pharm); a Joint course run by
Kingston University and
St. Georges Hospital Medical School. I then pursued and obtained my doctorate in Computer Science reconcilling my Scientific and Computing backgrounds.
In my computer programming career, I specialise in mainly in OOP (Object Orientated programming) utilising predominantly the Java, Python, Delphi,
and C/C++ programming languages. In the commercial arena I've also worked with SQL - predominantly MySQL and Oracle Client/Server, and n-tier systems as
well as PL/SQL running directly on Oracle RDBMS.
In my academic career I have assisted with the teaching/marking of various BSc Computer Science modules to undergraduate students such as Java Object Orientated Programming, Robotics and Computer Graphics.
I also gave a guest lecture at Royal Holloway for the Bioinformatics (CS3110/CS5110) module. This focused on Next-Generation Sequencing and Transcriptomics
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I have also assisted with the delivery/teaching of a the Large scale data storage analysis module of the
MSc Data Science to postgraduate students - read more about this on my
Of particular interest to me is the application of Computer science to Chemical, Biological and Medical problems. This has manifested
in a number of projects that I've been actively developing (See IT Portfolio and Research).
I am a keen photographer and have completed a Diploma in Photography with the Institute of Photography. I am a member of the Royal Holloway Photography society.