Professor Robert Edwards
Professor Edwards has held a number of positions in the US since completing his D Phil at the University of Sussex on microbial genetics in 1994, and has been at San Diego State since 2004. He is an expert in bioinformatic analysis of viral genomes within microbial communities. From his webpage:
"Rob Edwards’ bioinformatics lab at San Diego State is all about decoding life’s best kept secrets. These secrets are encoded in genomes of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and the viruses that infect them. We use all kinds of computers, from clusters to cell phones, to solve the most unsolvable computational problems that help us better understand biology."