About me

Daniel Tillett
Welcome to my personal blog. My aim is to post what is I hope is useful information. I will try to keep the self-indulgent posts to a minimum – after all who wants to read about my cat, especially since I don’t own a cat.

More about me

I am a founder and the CEO of Nucleics – an Australian biotechnology company focused on the development of software tools that improve DNA sequencing and genomics.

I am also the CSO and a Director of Race Oncology – an ASX listed biotechnology company bring back to market the lost chemotherapeutic drug Bisantrene.

I have been a tenured academic (Senior Lecturer) within the School of Pharmacy and Applied Science at La Trobe University, Australia teaching and researching in the areas of phage therapy (bacterial virology), pharmacy, environmental microbiology, bioinformatics and cancer.

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17 comments on “About me
  1. I’m an old guy with a tiny publishing company trying to list ebooks on iBooks and Amazon. The forms required were driving me and Ken, my accountant, crazy until he found your blog. The W-8BEN-E guidelines were brilliant and I will shortly send the completed form off to meet its fate in the USA. You gave us a good laugh too. Thanks.

  2. W-8BEN instructions! Awesome! I think this act alone has reserved you a place in Heaven.

    I was going to rename my first born to Daniel as a tribute to you, but she says she won’t answer me if I do.

  3. Daniel, I’ve been using a fork of your cutSpel repo the last few years.

    On May 30, a UK organization is holding a webinar meeting on spelling reform, thought you might be interested. See

    http://www.spellingsociety.org/international-english-spelling-congress

    The webinar is organized by Anatoly Liberman, president of the English Spelling Society. He is a great speaker. You would enjoy this podcast interview, on NPR:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2016/06/anatoly_liberman_on_the_need_for_spelling_reform_in_english.html

    I’m a climate scientist and programmer, but dabble in spelling reform for fun. From your forked repo, I changed the dictionary to “SoundSpel” and put it on the chrome store: https://github.com/mark-petersen/SimplifiedSpelling
    as a chrome plug-in. It works great!

    The topic of this meeting is to discuss different reform systems that people have proposed over the years. I might modify your code so that these different systems can be chosen, so people can “test drive” the different spelling systems on any web page.

    Thanks for your original work on this, it’s been really helpful.

  4. Thanks Daniel you rock!
    I hate when I have to fill in these crazy forms to get paid for a cheap ass job!

  5. Thank you Daniel your instruction on filling out the W-8BEN-E form were amazing. Your comments on the IRS were totally apt and very ammusing , even the name W-8BEN-E shouts ‘Beware this ain’t going to be easy’

  6. Send me an email – I have seen this approach before and it may well work. This issue is getting the human data to allow the regulatory agencies to approve this will take quite a bit of time. We need a faster approach I think.

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