Software Publisher Profile
Alexander Griekspoor is an independent software developer with a scientific background located in Cambridge UK who writes innovative software for scientists. After a PhD in Cell Biology he switched fields and joined the text mining group at the EMBL European Bioinformatics institute as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. Alexander is perhaps most well-known as "Mek" from the duo "Mekentosj". Together with his friend Tom "Tosj" Groothuis he developed a number of scientific Mac applications, two of which won Apple Design Awards for best Best Student and Best scientific Mac OS X application, respectively. What started in his spare time has became his passion and has now also become his work. He aims to create new and innovative Mac OS X applications for scientists, of which his recently released new program Papers is a prime example. It recently won Alexander's third Apple Design Award.
Besides Mac specific desktop applications he also explores the creation of new scientific workflows in general. In particular how these can involve online communities in order to enhance collaboration and accessibility of scientific information. He currently works on communities for the exchange of scientific literature and protocols. A key aspect in these workflows is the integration of desktop tools as a hub to the community.
More information can be found at http://mekentosj.com