Matthew is part of the Informatics Support Group (ISG) at Sanger. He is currently most heavily involved in maintaining and developing the institute's Ceph clusters.
Matthew joined the Sanger in 2016. Prior to that, he worked at the University of Cambridge in the Computing Service. Before moving to work in IT, he was a veterinary epidemiologist advising the Scottish Government on control of animal disease outbreaks.
Matthew has been a Debian developer since 1999, and has a PhD in "spatial spread of farm animal diseases"; he has spoken at a number of scientific and technical conferences in Europe and the USA.
Social encounter networks: characterizing Great Britain.
Proceedings. Biological sciences 2013;280;1765;20131037
Impact of regulatory perturbations to disease spread through cattle movements in Great Britain.
Preventive veterinary medicine 2012;105;1-2;110-7
Demographics of cattle movements in the United Kingdom.
BMC veterinary research 2011;7;31
Networks and the epidemiology of infectious disease.
Interdisciplinary perspectives on infectious diseases 2011;2011;284909
Individual identity and movement networks for disease metapopulations.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2010;107;19;8866-70
Postal survey of contacts between cattle farms on the Isle of Lewis.
The Veterinary record 2010;166;2;37-40
Representing the UK's cattle herd as static and dynamic networks.
Proceedings. Biological sciences 2009;276;1656;469-76
Construction of networks with intrinsic temporal structure from UK cattle movement data.
BMC veterinary research 2008;4;11
Tensin stabilizes integrin adhesive contacts in Drosophila.
Developmental cell 2004;6;3;357-69