Dr. David Aanensen (EpiCollect) is currently working in Bioinformatics at the School of Public Health of Imperial College London. His focus is on the use and development of web technology to address the global genetic epidemiology, population and evolutionary biology of micro-organisms, mainly utilising Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST), a nucleotide sequence based approach for the unambiguous characterisation of isolates of bacteria and other organisms via the internet. MLST was developed in the laboratories of Martin Maiden, Dominique Caugant, Ian Feavers, Mark Achtman and Pr. Brian Spratt.
EpiCollect.net provides a web application for the generation of forms and freely hosted project websites (using Google's AppEngine) for many kinds of mobile data collection projects. EpiCollect is a completely free and open source project developed at Imperial College London.