Daniel completed a degree at the University of Southampton, in Biochemistry. His dissertation on developing software systems to handle alternative initiation codon prediction and detection, led to follow-up publication in BioCoder. In 2017, Daniel expanded on the details of this project and linked ideas with his team, established an open source repository on his company website and wrote up defensive publications for his systems designs. He has also worked with BioCoder Dojo and Forma Nexus to present DNA separation techniques to a young audience in Cork, Ireland.
He has written several whitepapers and other articles describing aims, methods and construction of gene editing software, hardware and wetware systems as lead-author. His work as founder and CEO of Vulpine Designs Ltd continues to expand on these articles.
Daniel is motivated by a heartfelt desire to see Freedom of Form brought to everyone. To him, this includes using the technologies where possible to improve our chances of curing diseases. Daniel is involved in the hackerspace community, and admires the Demoscene programmers for their extremely resource-efficient code. Daniel intends to combine this with the capabilities of many bioinformatics databases and tools to put the power to decide one’s own genetic destiny in the hands of everyone. He believes evolution is ripe for a revolution, adaptation is ready to be adapted and that this approach will change the way we think about these bodies we inhabit and their health forever.