Hi, I'm Derek.

I mainly work with the analysis and processing of data. Previously I was a bioinformatician at Spectrum Health in Western Michigan. Before that I was in a doctorate program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which I decided to leave in 2017 with a MS in Plant and Microbial Biology.



During grad school I developed a framework for eating that I call mealslurry. Briefly, it's been optimized for cost, time, mental energy, and nutrition. I've been using it since October 2016, and I've found it to be incredibly helpful in reducing cognitive burden around eating.


I blog using Jekyll and GitHub Pages.


Check out the website, the GitHub repo, and the bioRxiv.org preprint.

I got involved with Mitch Kluesner's project in developing an algorithm to use Sanger sequencing to quantify the amount of editing in cells modified with base editing technology. The amount of editing is normally quantified using Illumina sequencing, costing much more and taking more time than the cheap (~$3 / sample) and fast (1 day) Sanger sequencing method. I refactored Mitch's algorithm in R and wrote a Shiny web app to make it more user friendly and widely available to the community.


Feel free to send me an email at dnedveck@gmail.com. Business Derek is accessible at my LinkedIn profile, hacker Derek has most of his code on GitHub, and I watch the data science world as @dnedveck on Twitter.