Tim Richardson

London, E8 2AW


+44 (0)7828 134 100

Selected Experience

Freelance workJan 2013 - Present

Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research

I am helping with the analysis of a ChiP-SEQ project. The workflow involved: trimming and QC, peak calling, motif discovery, GO annotation.

Fire Tech Camp

I have been teaching Python programming to children aged 11-15 at Fire Tech Camp after-school and holiday camp. It is great to see the reintroduction of a lost digital culture back into the UK National curriculum and I find it tremendously rewarding teaching children in their formative years.


A small design and development house based in Brighton, I have been remote working building and maintaining sites based on their Django/Python CMS system.


Was involved in the build of an ambitious online shopping startup.

Lightnest Ltd.

Building Django sites for a small London based agency.

Swerve ConceptsFeb 2011 - Jan 2013

I worked as a full stack developer using Python and PHP frameworks with static frontends. As well as the usual client work we produced web products to aid our revenue stream. During my time there we developed two sucessful cloud based products, Swerve Media Hub and SignUpAnywhere. I participated in product design and software development of both projects and led the UI design for SignUpAnywhere.

InformaJuly 2010 - Feb 2011

Informa is an FTSE 250 publishing company owning brands such as Routledge, Taylor & Francis. I worked for the auditing team developing scripts to integrate their auditing infrastructure. Most of the existing platforms were SAAS products with HTTP APIs. My scripts collected information from these sources and process the integrated the results for the auditing team.

UCL Cancer Institute2008 - June 2010

I worked as part of the IT support team, performing daily backups, installing new machines, providing support for the building etc. I redeveloped the institute's website, managing content, information structure, design and development of the site.


MSc Bioinformatics2012 - 2014

UCL / Birkbeck UniversityMerit

I have just completed a MSc. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology. I studied modules in statistics, protein structure, sequence alignment, systems biology and software development. My thesis project was conducted in the UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution and the Environment. My Supervisor was developing MCMC methods for population clustering with dense genotyping data. My project focused on trying to trace human migration using these methods.

BSc Cognitive Science (Hons)2005 - 2008

University of Leeds

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary subject that examines the brain using experimental and theoretical frameworks developed in computing and experimental psychology. This course was run by the computing department and included modules from psychology and philosophy departments. My final year focused on computing and my dissertation explored data mining techniques for dynamic data sets.

Secondary School Education2003

The Latymer School, Edmonton
A levels
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Media
AS Level
  • Maths (Mechanics)


Dr Garrett HellenthalUCL

Darwin 208,
Darwin Building,
Gower Street,
Tel: 020 7679 2189
Ex: 32189

Jesse BainesSwerve Concepts

Unit 2C,
516 Wandsworth Rd,
Tel: 020 7622 3242


I am a programmer using the following languages, frameworks and methodologies.

  • Languages / Markups:
    • Python
    • Javascript
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Java
    • PHP
    • Bash
  • Web Frameworks:
    • Django (Python)
    • Kohana (PHP)
  • Good Practices:
    • Linux system administration
    • Automating deployment
    • server management (docker)
    • Version control using Git
    • Agile development
    • Coding in a team

Spare-time Projects and Interests

I have worked as designer and technician with Assemble, a small archetecture practice in east London who built the Cineroleum in 2010, and the Folly for a Flyover in 2011, both very sucessful projects that challenge the conventional use of public spaces.

I ran bike-light building workshops, which are aimed at introducing people to new skills and teaching them about electricity generation. Workshop venues have included The Royal Festival Hall and the Arcola Theatre.

I helped run a small stage at Secret Garden Party festival in 2009-2011 and ran a Cinema tent at the 2010 Bestival festival, Isle of Wight.

I enjoy rock climbing and pottery in my spare time.