Matias Piipari

My passion: software product design, technical team leadership and hands-on software development on various platforms.

For the past 3+ years I have been building a scientific writing tool Manuscripts, a product with an incredibly ambitious task: change how scholarly content is written and submitted to journals.

Before and durign that time, I worked at the Apple Design Award winning Papersapp.com, setting the technical direction for and coordinating software projects involved in development of Papers for the Mac, iOS Windows, as well as the associated web service components. As a developer, I have extensive experience on especially the Apple platforms, Java and serverside JavaScript.

I begun work at Mekentosj -- an Apple Design Award and Ars Design Award winning scientific software company which became the Papers unit at Springer in an acquisition at 2012 -- as an iOS and then Mac developer. After 6 months I also took on co-directorship of the UK offshoot of Mekentosj, Livfe Ltd. At Mekentosj I too part in developing reference management and PDF reading application Papers2 for Mac, as well as Papers for iPad.

I have strong scientific training: PhD in molecular biology from University of Cambridge, and 1st class BSc in biochemistry from Imperial College London. My graduate research dealt with large scale machine learning methods for identifying gene regulatory signals.

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