Rachael Huntley is the project leader for the UniProt-Gene Ontology Annotation (UniProt-GOA) project at EMBL-EBI. She studied for a PhD in Plant Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, working on plant growth hormones in Oil Palm. She completed post-doctoral studies into the regulation of the plant cell cycle by D-type cyclins and the contribution of the pinhead gene to growth of the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem. In her current position at the EBI she manages UniProt's Gene Ontology Annotation project, which is responsible for contributing and maintaining GO annotations for proteins in UniProt. She is also involved with teaching GO to both curators and researchers.