Biopython Contributors

Note: People are listed here alphabetically by surname. This is only a partial listing, see also the contributor listing in the Biopython source code or the Contributor page on GitHub.

Affiliation Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
Location Missoula, Montana, US
Uses Python for Almost all programming stuff
Work/Research Interests Population genetics, Statistics, Machine learning, big data, data science
Biopython Contributions Bio.PopGen, testing, Python 3 zealot
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Wibowo Arindrarto

Affiliation Leiden University Medical Center
Location Leiden, The Netherlands
Uses Python for exploring NGS data and other programming-related things
Work/Research Interests RNA-seq, variant calling, analyzing NGS data in computing clusters
Biopython Contributions Bio.SearchIO + fixes here and there
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Sebastian Bassi

Affiliation Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Location Balcarce, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Uses Python for Bioinformatics and data manipulation
Work/Research Interests IT Manager Advanta Seeds in Balcarce Research Station
Biopython Contributions LCC and primer Tm calculation function
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Jeffrey Chang

Affiliation Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University
Location Durham, NC
Uses Python for Eating spam
Work/Research Interests Bioinformatics
Biopython Contributions Co-Founder
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Brad Chapman

Affiliation Massachusetts General Hospital
Location Boston, MA
Biopython Contributions Docs, GenBank, BioSQL
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E-mail See my web page
Affiliation The James Hutton Institute (formerly SCRI); previously MOAC Doctoral Training Centre, University of Warwick
Location Dundee, Scotland, UK
Uses Python for Bioinformatics, controlling R with rpy, …
Work/Research Interests Bacterial signalling, genomics, sequencings
Biopython Contributions Sequence parsing including Bio.SeqIO, Bio.AlignIO, maintaining the BioSQL interface, and documentation
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Andrew Dalke

Affiliation Dalke Scientific Software, LLC
Location Santa Fe, NM
Uses Python for Just about anything
Work/Research Interests Large-scale usable systems for scientists
Biopython Contributions Co-Founder, Seq, Martel, indexing, EUtils, patterns, parsing, …
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Michiel de Hoon

E-mail See my web page
Affiliation RIKEN Omics Science Center
Location Yokohama
Uses Python for High-throughput data analysis & Scientific visualization
Work/Research Interests RNA Genomics
Biopython Contributions Bio.Cluster; Bio.Entrez; Windows installer
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Iddo Friedberg

E-mail idoerg “at”
Affiliation Miami University
Location Oxford, OH, USA
Uses Python for Maintaining clandestine world domination
Work/Research Interests Structural Bioinformatics, metagenomics, genomics
Biopython Contributions SubsMat, FSSP, bits of Align, bits of the Manual, and a lot of silly questions to the lists
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Christian Gunning

E-mail net at x14n dot org
Affiliation human, mountain
Location Missoula, MT
Uses Python for strings, as glue; also on laundry and dirty dishes
Work/Research Interests arabidopsis; Biological Sequence Analysis, Durbin et al.; Primer3;; R programming language and
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E-mail thamelry at
Affiliation University of Copenhagen
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Uses Python for Annoying FORTRAN programmers
Work/Research Interests Structural bioinformatics
Biopython Contributions Bio.PDB, KDTree, SVDSuperimposer
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Michael Hoffman

E-mail michael.hoffman at
Affiliation The University of Toronto
Location Toronto
Uses Python for Biopython!
Work/Research Interests RNA, Genome annotations
Biopython Contributions Bio.GFF, Bio.DocSQL
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Frank Kauff

E-mail frank.kauff at
Affiliation University of Giessen
Location Giessen, Germany
Uses Python for Phylogenetics and everything else
Work/Research Interests Phylogenetics and all that’s related, Fungi, Lichens, Cyanobacteria
Biopython Contributions Phd, Ace, Nexus (mostly with C. Cox)
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Leighton Pritchard

Affiliation The James Hutton Institute (formerly the Scottish Crop Research Institute)
Location Invergowrie, Scotland
Uses Python for Generally when I have to explain to a computer exactly what I want it to do
Work/Research Interests Comparative genomics; Systems Biology; Protein sequence-structure-function relationships; Plant host-pathogen interactions and genomics (heavy on the pathogens).
Biopython Contributions GenomeDiagram, bits and bobs
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João Rodrigues

Affiliation Stanford School of Medicine
Location Stanford, CA
Uses Python for Pretty much all my (programming) tasks
Work/Research Interests Structural Biology, Biophysics, Molecular Simulations, Protein Docking, Homology Modelling, etc..
Biopython Contributions Bio.PDB (here and there)
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Eric Talevich

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco
Location San Francisco, California, USA
Uses Python for Scripting, prototyping, math, glue, web dev – it’s my default choice
Work/Research Interests Cell signaling networks; cancer; pathogens
Biopython Contributions Bio.Phylo, occasional maintenance of Bio.PDB
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Bartek Wilczyński

Affiliation Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Science
Location Warsaw, Poland
Uses Python for most of his computations
Work/Research Interests mathematical models of gene regulation
Biopython Contributions Bio.AlignAce
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Harry Zuzan

Affiliation Affymetrix
Location Santa Clara, CA
Uses Python for you name it
Work/Research Interests Statistics applied to molecular biology and genetics
Biopython Contributions Affy package for Affymetrix data