I currently work as a freelance programmer, mainly creating dynamic maths exercises and science simulations for Khan Academy. My other interests are in scalar vector graphics (SVG) and artificial life. When I get more time, I would like to get back to playing go and learning Chinese.
In addition to this website, I have a few others, made by me and/or my girlfriend, Victoria.
- petercollingridge.co.uk is my blog with older posts and projects.
- WhatBadgeNext is a site I made to explore the Khan Academy API.
- MergeAlign.com is bioinformatics app to create consensus alignments
You can also find me on the following websites.
- My projects on Github
- My questions and answers on StackOverflow
- My videos on YouTube
- My photos on Flickr
My background is in molecular biology. I did an undergraduate Masters degree in Biochemisty (MBioch) at Oxford University. I also did a PhD in Pathology at Oxford University. My research was on metabolic enzymes in the flagellum a trypanosome (a parasite which cause human African trypanosomaisis). I then did a postdoc at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, researching calcuim regulation in the flagella of the green algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
- Collingridge PW, Brown RW & Ginger ML Parasitology. 2010 Aug; 137(9):1467-75 Moonlighting enzymes in parasitic protozoa.
- Collingridge PW & Kelly S BMC Bioinformatics. 2012 May; 13:117 MergeAlign: improving multiple sequence alignment performance by dynamic reconstruction of consensus multiple sequence alignments.
- Ginger ML, Collingridge PW, Brown RW, Sproat R, Shaw MK & Gull K Protist. 2013 Jul; 164(4):528-40 Calmodulin is required for paraflagellar rod assembly and flagellum-cell body attachment in trypanosomes.
- Collingridge P, Brownlee C & Wheeler GL Current Biology 2013 Nov; 23(22):2311-8 Compartmentalized Calcium Signaling in Cilia Regulates Intraflagellar Transport.
- Brown WB, Collingridge PW, Gull K, Rigden DJ & Ginger ML PLoS One 2014 July 22 Evidence for Loss of a Partial Flagellar Glycolytic Pathway during Trypanosomatid Evolution.