Tom Wemyss

I’m a student and a software developer, based in the UK.

I design and create software to solve problems in data science - from modelling vision deficiencies, to comparative genomics.

I've written about some of my projects below. If you have any questions, or if you've got a project you'd like some input on, please feel free to get in touch with me via (PGP key).




  1. Tromer E. C., Wemyss T. A., Waller R. F., and Akiyoshi B. (2021) Repurposing of Synaptonemal Complex Proteins for Kinetochores in Kinetoplastida. Preprint, bioRxiv
  2. Crossland M.D., Dekker T. M., Hancox J., Lisi M., Wemyss T. A., and Thomas P. B. M. (2021) Evaluation of a Home-Printable Vision Screening Test for Telemedicine. JAMA Opthalmology (Access PDF)
  3. Veto P., Thomas P. B. M., Alexander P., Wemyss T., and Mollon J. D. (2020) The last channel: Vision at the temporal margin of the field. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287, 20200607 (Access PDF)



i4health CDT


(University College London)

EPSRC studentship for the UCL CDT in Intelligent, Integrated Healthcare Imaging. 1-year MRes followed by 3-year PhD.

Taught modules:
  • Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
  • Research Software Engineering with Python
  • Computational MRI
  • User-Centred Data Visualisation

Project: Development of affordable smartphone imaging technology to be used in screening for maternal and neonatal anaemia


MSci Biochemistry


(University of Cambridge)

Project: "Re-inventing chromosome segregation: evolution of the kinetoplastid kinetochore"


BA Natural Sciences


(University of Cambridge)

Final-year project: "Is Sequence Information in the 3’ UTR linked to mRNA regulation in Trypanosomes?"


A2 Levels


(Birmingham, UK)

Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), General Studies (A*), Mathematics (A*), Further Mathematics (A*), Physics (A*)




(Birmingham, UK)

10 A* (including English, German, and French)

Computing Skills

Programming skills

Academic Skills

Manufacturing skills