Filip Ter, an undergraduate currently studying for an MSci in Computer Science, conducted a 10-week Research Experience Placement with Dr Yannick Wurm at Queen Mary University of London in the summer of 2015. The aim of the project was to process large genomic datasets and improve visualisation techniques as part of a larger NERC-funded project
to sequence bumblebee genomes. During the project the student created new scripts and contributed improvements and bug fixes to private scripts for the lab group as well as public software produced by the lab. These open source scripts are available on GitHub. Filip has remained engaged with the project after the end of his official placement.