We are delighted to welcome Donald MacDonald who is joining the Rapid-OMERO project developing its story from where Jos Koestier is leaving it.
He brings with him the experience of working in the OMERO team with Professor Jason Swedlow in Dundee, and earlier experience of data mining in Paisley.
He will be exploring how to make best use of data-intensive strategies to distill useful measurements from the microscopy images, exploiting the data-intensive technology at Edinburgh. He will also be making the data-intensive methods far more accessible to microscopists, biologists and biochemists, by continuing the development of portals using RAPID and integrating them with the OMERO research environment. Before he does this he is getting married this Sunday! We wish him and his wife Annette many many happy years together.
Jos was the prime mover behind RAPID and he leaves a legacy of well-developed software and many applications of the approach. We wish him every success in his new role in Melbourne working with Professor Richard Sinnott.