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Bioinformatician joins Optalysys team

Optalysys welcomes bioinformatician Dr William Rowe to the team.  William will focus on the applications for Optalysys’s first commercial product which uses optical processing technology to perform genetic sequence alignment (see Project GENESYS for more information). William holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UMIST; examining the potential of surfactants and other multiphase materials in the […]

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Optalysys welcomes new Administrative Assistant

Millie Harrison has joined the Optalysys team as Administration Assistant.  She studied at Minsthorpe Community College (a specialist Science College) and went on to complete an apprenticeship in level 2 Business and Administration from 2014 to 2016 with a publishing company, where she was offered a permanent position. Millie’s ambition is to always achieve high standards […]

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New video from Optalysys showing co-processor product

Optalysys has created a new video showing the co-processor system being developed for genome alignment.  This product will be available at the end of 2017.  The video describes the key features of the product and its initial application within bioinformatics as well as other areas optical processing technology is or could be applied to.   About […]

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Cambridge University PhD student joins Optalysys

Optical computing company Optalysys Ltd welcomes Cambridge University PhD candidate, Alex Macfaden, to the team. Alex has joined as Mathematical Modeller and is focusing on applying Optalysys’s optical processing technology to solve complex mathematical equations.  In particular he is involved with Project EQUATE and Project ESCAPE. Alex was sponsored by Optalysys during his PhD which specialises in […]

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CEO Dr Nick New speaks to MIT Technology Review

Earlier this week, Optalysys CEO, Dr Nick New, spoke to MIT Technology Review about how optical processing technology could transform genomics.  Optalysys is currently building an optical co-processor product for the bioinformatics market through a collaboration project (Project GENESYS) with the Earlham Institute (formerly The Genome Analysis Centre).  In the article, Dr New also describes […]

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Optalysys expands team with CAD Engineer

Optical computing company Optalysys Ltd welcomes Nicole Firth to the team as CAD Engineer.  Nicole has a variety of experience working in mechanical engineering and has joined us from Ginetta Cars where she was awarded “Apprentice of the Year”. Whilst at Ginetta Nicole was involved in developing new components for racing cars, building 3D models for […]

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Optalysys awarded booth and presentation slot at SC16

Optalysys has been awarded a booth at supercomputing conference SC16 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  From 15th to 17th November 2016 we will be demonstrating our latest prototype at our booth in the Emerging Technologies section in room #155-B open from 10am-6pm. Optalysys CEO Dr. New will be also presenting on Revolutionising High Performance […]

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Experienced project manager joins the Optalysys team

The optical computing company Optalysys Ltd welcomes Simon Goodwin to the team as Project Manager. Simon is a highly experienced project manager, having worked in a wide variety of industries over the last 20 years. Leaving university with a degree in Chemistry he progressed from a graduate trainee role to a career delivering large infrastructure and […]

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Optical Processing Pioneer wins Project with DARPA

Cambridge University spin-out Optalysys has been awarded a $350k grant for a 13-month project from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  The project will see the company advance their research in developing and applying their optical co-processing technology to solving complex mathematical equations. These equations are relevant to large-scale scientific and engineering simulations […]

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Chairman James Duez speaks about the power of optical technology

Chairman James Duez spoke to The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) earlier this week about the power of optical technology and how it is revolutionising Big Data analysis. Optalysys recently demonstrated its third generation prototype to an audience of around 60 bioinformaticians at TGAC and discussed specifically how Optalysys technology is being implemented through a joint […]

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New Opening: Research and Development Engineer
Optalysys is seeking a talented and enthusiastic research and development engineer to join this pioneering team.
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Bioinformatician joins Optalysys team

Optalysys welcomes bioinformatician Dr William Rowe to the team.  William will focus on the applications for Optalysys’s first commercial product which uses optical processing technology to perform genetic sequence alignment (see Project GENESYS for more information). William holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UMIST; examining the potential of surfactants and other multiphase materials in the […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Optalysys December 2016 Newsletter – your regular update on the latest developments in optical computing.  In this edition we cover our participation at supercomputing conference SC16 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, an announcement that we have been accepted to present a demonstration at the bioinformatics conference AGBT in February 2017 in Miami, FL, USA, […]

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Optalysys welcomes new Administrative Assistant

Millie Harrison has joined the Optalysys team as Administration Assistant.  She studied at Minsthorpe Community College (a specialist Science College) and went on to complete an apprenticeship in level 2 Business and Administration from 2014 to 2016 with a publishing company, where she was offered a permanent position. Millie’s ambition is to always achieve high standards […]

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