Bourne is a computational biologist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. His professional interests revolve out of making the most of biological data. This implies data representation, databases, query languages and the Web as a research tool. He loves playing squash, walking, driving fast or writing on computing trends.
Bourne's professional interests focus on bioinformatics and structural bioinformatics in particular. This implies algorithms, metalanguages, biological databases, biological query languages and visualization with special interest in cell signaling and apoptosis.