Donny van der Meer | Senior Bioinformatician

Donny van der Meer

Donny is a Senior Bioinformatician / Software Developer whose focus is on making biological datasets insightful. He is interested in the full process of scientific software development, from UX design to DevOps, from microservices to scientific publications and from containerisation to interactive plots.


  • Cell Model Passports-a hub for clinical, genetic and functional datasets of preclinical cancer models.

    van der Meer D, Barthorpe S, Yang W, Lightfoot H, Hall C et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2019;47;D1;D923-D929

  • Prioritization of cancer therapeutic targets using CRISPR-Cas9 screens.

    Behan FM, Iorio F, Picco G, Gonçalves E, Beaver CM et al.

    Nature 2019;568;7753;511-516

  • Successive bacterial colonisation of pork and its implications for forensic investigations.

    Handke J, Procopio N, Buckley M, van der Meer D, Williams G et al.

    Forensic science international 2017;281;1-8

  • A collaborative exercise on DNA methylation based body fluid typing.

    Jung SE, Cho S, Antunes J, Gomes I, Uchimoto ML et al.

    Electrophoresis 2016;37;21;2759-2766

  • Differentiating between monozygotic twins through DNA methylation-specific high-resolution melt curve analysis.

    Stewart L, Evans N, Bexon KJ, van der Meer DJ and Williams GA

    Analytical biochemistry 2015;476;36-9

Donny van der Meer
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Senior Bioinformatician / Senior Software Developer - Wellcome Sanger Institute


PhD Forensic Genetics - University of Huddersfield


MSc Forensic Science - University of Amsterdam


BSc Biomedical Science - Utrecht University

Co-founded Pixel Me - A web design and development company in The Netherlands