I am a Senior Lecturer ('Førstelektor') at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. I am also head of education and training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo.
At the Dept. of Biosciences, I lead the implementation of Computing in Science Education in the bachelor degree. As part of that I organise the first-semester course "Introduction to Computational Modelling for the Biosciences" (BIOS1100), teaching new Bioscience students mathematical modeling of biological problems using Python.
For the Centre for Bioinformatics, I develop and coordinate a portfolio of credited courses as well as workshops for master and PhD students and other staff.
I am a self-taught bioinformatician with a firm background in biology. My research at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) at the Dept. of Biosciences is on new methods to represent (reference) genomic information. I previously had a central role in the sequencing and assembly of the Atlantic cod genome. I lead the Advisory Council for eInfrastructure (fagrådet for eInfrastruktur) at UiO.
I am a Software Carpentry instructor, teaching computational lab skills to scientists at UiO and in the Nordic countries. I am an advocate of open source software, and reproducible computational biology. I share my work not only through publications, but also on my science blog. My presentations can be found on figshare and slideshare, and I am active on twitter (@lexnederbragt).
I have an analytical mind that loves problem solving. I value honesty and professionalism, and dislike hype. I believe that sharing and openness will further science more than competition. I choose impact over impact factor.
BIOS1100 "Innføring i beregningsmodeller for biovitenskap" course responsible (emneansvarlig) 2017-