EMBL-ABR: an interview with Richard Edwards
Richard Edwards is the developer of SLiMSuite, an open source bioinformatics tool for the prediction of short linear motifs (SLiMs) and related sequence analysis. At his lab, they are particularly focussed on the molecular basis of evolutionary change and how analysing the genetic sequence patterns left behind may make useful predictions about contemporary biological systems. SLiMSuite was developed to analyse these short regions of proteins that mediate interactions with other proteins – to help with this work.
In this interview Richard reflects on bioinformatics in Australia as well as the realities of building a sustainable model for the development and maintenance of useful bioinformatics tools such as his.