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Artificial Intelligence and Informatics

Dr Dimitris Ladakis

Research Software Engineer

Dimitris has a mixed background in the biosciences and computer science. As a biochemistry PhD student and postdoc at the University of Kent, he has worked on the structure and function of tetrapyrrole biosynthesis enzymes and their relevance in health and disease.

After retraining in computer science he has worked as a software engineer in Diamond Light Source, the UK national synchrotron.

At the Franklin he is currently working on automating data collection and analysis in Citizen science projects such as Science Scribbler, a Zooniverse project that seeks to understand changes in cellular structure due to Huntington’s disease.

He is also a part time software engineer in the Data acquisition group at Diamond.

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