Anil Wipat is Professor of Bioinformatics in the School of Computing Science, co-directs the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Biology Systems Group (ICOS – http://ico2s.org/), director of the Centre for Health and Bioinformatics (CHaBi) and co-founder, and associate-director, of the Newcastle Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioeconomy (CSBB).
Anil trained first as a molecular microbiologist (with a special interest in Gram positive bacteria) and subsequently as a computer scientist. Recent work has focused on both bioinformatics and design in Synthetic Biology. He now carries out research at the interface of all of these subjects including an significant number of laboratory-based projects.
Anil is also very active in the development of standards for data exchange in Synthetic Biology and is the Chair of the International SBOL steering committee. He has over 100 refereed publications many of which are interdisciplinary in nature.