Steve Pettifer

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Steve Pettifer
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Stephen Robert Pettifer

(1970-09-21) September 21, 1970 (age 52)[1][2]
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
Known forUTOPIA (Bioinformatics tools)
Utopia Documents
Scientific career
ThesisAn operating environment for large scale virtual reality (1999)
Doctoral advisorAdrian West[4][5]

Stephen Robert Pettifer (born September 21, 1970[1]) is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester in England.[6][7]


Pettifer completed his Bachelor of Science degree and PhD in the Department of Computer Science, and work on virtual reality under the supervision of Adrian West in 1999.[4]

Research and career[edit]

Pettifer's research interests are centred on the design of advanced interfaces for computer systems, in particular: scientific visualisation, scholarly publishing, and virtual reality.[8][9] His main research project revolves around Utopia Documents, a novel tool for interacting with the scientific literature.

He is a co-author of the bioinformatics textbook Bioinformatics Challenges at the Interface of Biology and Computer Science: Mind the Gap[10] with Terri Attwood and Dave Thorne.

As of 2017 Pettifer teaches on part of the Advanced Computer Graphics course and Fundamentals of Distributed Systems.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Pettifer, Stephen R. (Stephen Robert), 1970-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  2. ^ a b Anon (2017). "Stephen Pettifer, Lost Island Labs". London: Companies House. Archived from the original on 2017-01-24.
  3. ^ Stephen Pettifer publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b Pettifer, Stephen Robert (1999). An operating environment for large scale virtual reality (PDF) (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. EThOS
  5. ^ Pettifer, S.; Cook, J.; Marsh, J.; West, A. (2000). "DEVA3". Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology - VRST '00. p. 33. doi:10.1145/502390.502397. ISBN 978-1581133165. S2CID 14956172.
  6. ^ Steve Pettifer at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ Kwok, Roberta (2013). "Research impact: Altmetrics make their mark". Nature. 500 (7463): 491–493. doi:10.1038/nj7463-491a. PMID 23977678.
  8. ^ a b "Dr. Steve Pettifer". Archived from the original on 2013-08-30.
  9. ^ Herrgård, M. J.; Swainston, N.; Dobson, P.; Dunn, W. B.; Arga, K. Y. I.; Arvas, M.; Blüthgen, N.; Borger, S.; Costenoble, R.; Heinemann, M.; Hucka, M.; Le Novère, N.; Li, P.; Liebermeister, W.; Mo, M. L.; Oliveira, A. P.; Petranovic, D.; Pettifer, S.; Simeonidis, E.; Smallbone, K.; Spasić, I.; Weichart, D.; Brent, R.; Broomhead, D. S.; Westerhoff, H. V.; Kirdar, B. L.; Penttilä, M.; Klipp, E.; Palsson, B. Ø.; Sauer, U.; Oliver, S.G.; Mendes, P.; Nielsen, J.; Kell, D.B. (2008). "A consensus yeast metabolic network reconstruction obtained from a community approach to systems biology". Nature Biotechnology. 26 (10): 1155–1160. doi:10.1038/nbt1492. PMC 4018421. PMID 18846089.
  10. ^ Attwood, Teresa K.; Pettifer, Stephen Robert; Thorne, David (2016). Bioinformatics Challenges at the Interface of Biology and Computer Science: Mind the Gap. Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 424. ISBN 9780470035481. OCLC 951190363.