Maurice HT Ling has been programming in Python since 2003. Having completed his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and B.Sc (Hons) in Molecular and Cell Biology from The University of Melbourne, he is currently a Research Fellow in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and an Honorary Fellow in The University of Melbourne, Australia. Maurice is the Chief Editor for iConcept Journal of Computational and Mathematical Biology, and Co-Editor for The Python Papers. Recently, Maurice co-founded the first synthetic biology startup in Singapore, AdvanceSyn Pte. Ltd., as Director and Chief Technology Officer. He is also the Principal Partner of Colossus Technologies LLP, Singapore. His research interests lies in life – biological life, and artificial life and artificial intelligence – using computer science and statistics as tools to understand life and its numerous aspects. In his free time, Maurice likes to read, enjoy a cup of coffee, writing his personal journal, or philosophizing on various aspects of life. His website and Linkedin profile are http://maurice.vodien.com and http://www.linkedin.com/in/mauriceling respectively.