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Jordan Dialpuri

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Currently, I am working on Nautilus (Cowtan, 2014). Nautilus is a program for automatic model building of nucleotide structures in electron density maps. It will trace a map with no model, extend an existing model, or add nucleotide chains to an existing non-nucleotide model. I am working to improve the reliability and completeness of the models as part of my PhD. This project is almost entirely in C++ and the code is available on GitHub.


As part of a summer project I worked on Privateer. Privateer is a tool for carbohydrate structure validation, re-refinement and graphical analysis. I was able to implement a new metric called a 'Z-score' which compares the current models torsion angles to a known database. This database was computed from validated structures in the Protein Data Bank. This project was completed using Python and C++.


After the webapp Wordle gained popularity, I created a clone called Chemdle. Chemdle was aimed to help students grasp nomeclature in chemistry in a fun, relatable way. Every day, a new molecule would appear for users to try and guess in a similar style to Wordle. The frontend of this project was written in vanilla Javascript with no framework and the backend used was Django (Python) backend.


Chemix is an online editor for drawing lab diagrams and school experiment apparatus. I helped add new apparatus and implement new features as part of the development team. This was a rewarding experience as I learnt many techniques utilised by larger teams such as version control and test driven development. This project was completed in Typescript.

Bragg Visualiser

To aid my revision for the principles of diffraction course in my undergraduate degree, I created BraggVisualiser. This was a webapp which aimed to visually explain some of the abstract concepts in X-ray crystallography such as the Ewald Sphere. This webapp was incorporated and improved upon for the course for the following year. This project was completed in vanilla Javascript.


PhD in Biological Chemistry - University of York

October 2022 - Present

Project Title: Automated model building of protein-nucleotide complexes using X-ray data and Alphafold models.

Gave talks at Proteins by Candelight Conference 2022, BCA Annual Meeting 2023, CCP4 Study Weekend 2023

MChem in Chemistry - University of York

October 2018 - July 2022

Graduated with First Class Honours with Distinction (1*)

Completed two summer placements with Dr Jon Agirre in N-glycan validation

King Edwards VI Camp Hill School for Boys

September 2011 - June 2018

A levels in Maths (A), Chemistry (A) and Biology (A)

AS level in Computer Science (A), 10 GCSEs (5 A* and 5A)


Summer Project - University of York

June 2022 - October 2022

Project Title: Analysis and validation of overall N-glycan conformation in Privateer

Published work in Acta Crystallographica Section D - PDF

Industrial Placement Student - Afton Chemical

June 2021 - September 2022

Placement as part of undergraduate degree

Developed novel experiments and quantified success by running frequent infrared spectroscopy analyses. Implementing machine learning models to assist company function

Summer Project - University of York

June 2020 - August 2020

Wrote article on decolonisation of the scientific curriculum for Chemistry Review Magazine

Focused on highlighting the achievements of black and minority ethnic (BAME) scientist George Washington Carver


You can contact me by email at jsd523@york.ac.uk

York Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD