About


I'm a software developer at Oxford Nanopore Technologies. I live in Oxfordshire, UK with my partner and our two children. I'm interested in data visualisation and cell simulations. You can contact me here.

Work

My background is in biochemistry and cell biology. I then worked as a freelance programmer for several years. My clients included Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios. I now work for a biotech company.

See my Work page for more information.

Where to find me

Science

I have an undergraduate Masters degree in Biochemistry (MBioch) from Oxford University. I also did my PhD (in Pathology) at Oxford University. My thesis was on metabolic enzymes in the flagellum a trypanosome (a parasite which cause human African trypanosomiasis). After that, I did a postdoc at the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, researching calcium regulation in the flagella of the green algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

Publications

My scientific publications can be found on Pubmed here. Not all of them are open access, but you can download them here.

  1. Collingridge PW, Brown RW & Ginger ML Parasitology. 2010 Aug; 137(9):1467-75 Moonlighting enzymes in parasitic protozoa.
  2. Collingridge PW & Kelly S BMC Bioinformatics. 2012 May; 13:117 MergeAlign: improving multiple sequence alignment performance by dynamic reconstruction of consensus multiple sequence alignments.
  3. Ginger ML, Collingridge PW, Brown RW, Sproat R, Shaw MK & Gull K Protist. 2013 Jul; 164(4):528-40 Calmodulin is required for paraflagellar rod assembly and flagellum-cell body attachment in trypanosomes.
  4. Collingridge P, Brownlee C & Wheeler GL Current Biology 2013 Nov; 23(22):2311-8 Compartmentalized Calcium Signaling in Cilia Regulates Intraflagellar Transport.
  5. Brown WB, Collingridge PW, Gull K, Rigden DJ & Ginger ML PLoS One 2014 July 22 Evidence for Loss of a Partial Flagellar Glycolytic Pathway during Trypanosomatid Evolution.

Websites

I made this website using Wagtail, which is a CMS for django. All the icons on this page are from simpleicons.org.

I have an older website at www.petercollingridge.appspot.com - but most of the content has been moved here. I also made MergeAlign.com - a bioinformatics app to create consensus alignments.

One of my sisters has a site with her illustrations. Some of them are for sale on her Etsy site.