Professor of Bioinformatics (UCL)
Christine Anne Orengo is a Professor of Bioinformatics at University College London (UCL), known for her work on protein structure, particularly the CATH database.
Group Leader and Head of the InterMine project
Gos leads an interdisciplinary research group, using computational and laboratory techniques to carry out basic and applied research in biology. A special focus is on the development and application of integrative genomics methods.
His work ranges from developing open source community resources such as the data warehouse system InterMine, to collaborative research projects in a range of areas including genome sequencing and annotation, functional genomics, synthetic biology and cancer research.
Professor of Computer Science and Head of ELIXIR UK
Carole's research interests include Grid computing, the Semantic Grid, the Semantic Web, Ontologies, e-Science, medical informatics, Bioinformatics, and Research Objects. She applies advances in knowledge technologies and workflow systems to solve information management problems for life scientists and other scientific disciplines.
Head of Freiburg Galaxy Project
Dr Björn Grüning heads the Freiburg Galaxy Project. He is a prominent contributor to, and is a driving force in, the Galaxy community. His contributions include several that feature reproducible and accessible research including the recent article “Enhancing pre-defined workflows with ad hoc analytics using Galaxy, Docker and Jupyter” (Grüning, et al, 2017). His research interests include data visualisation, computational chemistry, and epigenetics.
Computational Biology Fellow (Earlham Institute)
His research is currently combining computational and experimental approaches to predict, analyse and validate host-microbe interactions in the gut, especially in relation to the regulation of autophagy by microbes and upon disease conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. Tamás is the co-founder of two network analysis companies and coordinated 3 innovation grant programs.
Research Software Engineer (IPK)
Matthias's research focuses on information retrieval, search engine technology, and research data management. He is responsible for IPK datacenter activities in the frame of the DataCite consortium. He supervises work packages in the German Plant Phenotyping Network (DPPN), the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) and contributes in the EU transPlant research project to build up a trans-national data infrastructure for plant genomics data.
Bioinformatics Software Engineer (Rothamsted)
Marco has more than 10 years experience of developing software for the life sciences. He has specialised in biomedical data management, in particular bio-ontologies, linked data and Semantic Web technologies.
Group Leader Statistical Genetics (Rothamsted)
Gancho is interested in both fundamental and applied population/quantitative genetics. His basic research is aimed at gaining greater understanding of the processes that shape patterns of genetic variation within and among populations. His current work focuses on developing integrative methodology that can be used to dissect the genomic architectures of quantitative traits and predict population- and individual-level phenotypes across different environments and management schemes.
Ontology Project Lead (EBI)
Simon Jupp is a Bioinformatician in EMBL-EBI's Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies team with a special interest in the development of ontologies and linked open data for the life sciences. The resources he works on include the EMBL-EBI's RDF platform, Experimental Factory Ontology, Cellular Microscopy Phenotype Ontology, Zooma, and the Ontology Lookup Service.
CDF Group Leader (Sanger)
Martin Hemberg is a Career Development Fellow Group Leader and his research interests are centered around quantitative models of gene expression and gene regulation. He is particularly interested in stochastic models and analysis of single-cell data. Another line of research involves analyzing the role of non-coding transcripts and sequences.
Information System and Data Integration Deputy Leader (INRA URGI)
Cyril Pommier currently works at the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, French National Institute for Agricultural Research. Cyril does research in Agricultural Plant Science, Information Science and Data Mining. Their current project is 'Distributed information system for phenotyping, genetic and genomic.'
Professor of Bioinformatics for Integrative Systems Biology
Chris Evelo is head of the Department of Bioinformatics - BiGCaT at Maastricht University, which he started in 2001. His main research interest is to integrate different bioinformatics approaches to allow real understanding of the data generated in large scale genomics experiments.
Director of Disruptive Technologies at Elsevier Labs
Paul's research focuses on intelligent systems for dealing with large amounts of diverse contextualized knowledge with a particular focus on web and science applications. This includes research in data provenance, data science, data integration and knowledge sharing.
Bioinformatics Software Developer (Rothamsted)
Ajit works on the development of data integration tools for Ondex and building novel data visualization components for KnetMiner. Ajit has most recently been working on KnetMaps (https://ondex.rothamsted.ac.uk/KnetMaps/), a touch-friendly web-based tool to visualize heterogeneous knowledge networks.
Director Centre for Bioinformatics (Imperial College)
Professor Sternberg entered Bioinformatics via his D.Phil in Biophysics (Oxford). He obtained a first degree in Physics (Cambridge) and a Masters in Computing (Imperial College). The main research interests of his group are: Prediction of protein structure and function, prediction of macromolecular docking and interactions, prediction of the effect of genetic variants, network modelling for Systems Biology and logic-based drug design.
Group Leader Whole-cell Signalling (EMBL-EBI)
Evangelia Petsalaki's research group studies human cell signalling in healthy and disease conditions. The group uses interdisciplinary approaches, including data-driven network inference, modelling of cell processes and data integration, to understand how different environmental or genetic conditions affect cell signalling responses leading to diverse cell phenotypes.
Lead User Experience Analyst (EBI)
Dr. Jenny Cham is a proteomics scientist turned User Experience (UX) Designer, who founded the UX design capability at the European Bioinformatics Institute in 2009. She believes that well designed scientific software leads to more productive researchers and a more efficient R&D process. She blogs about UX design and science at jennycham.co.uk.
Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j
Mark Needham is a graph advocate and developer relations engineer at Neo4j.
As a developer relations engineer, Mark helps users embrace graph data and Neo4j, building sophisticated solutions to challenging data problems.
Head of Bioinformatics at Rothamsted Research
Keywan is head of bioinformatics at Rothamsted Research and founder of KnetMiner. His research focuses on all aspects of integrative bioinformatics including data integration, knowledge management, text mining, graph theory, deep learning and visual analytics. The Hassani-Pak lab builds genome-scale knowledge networks, develops open-source software and applies data analytics to accelerate candidate gene discovery across species.