Bert Overduin, Ph.D.
I am a member of the Vertebrate Genomics Team. Most of my time I spend giving workshops on the use of the Ensembl Genome Browser and the Ensembl Perl API and dealing with user questions and problems on the Ensembl Helpdesk and 1000 Genomes Helpdesk.
I have a M.Sc. degree in Biology (with specialisation Biochemistry) from Leiden University. My Ph.D. I
did in the
Department of Genetics of the VU University Amsterdam, where I worked on the isolation of a fungal disease
resistance gene from tomato by means of transposon tagging.
After a postdoc
at the University of California Davis, that focused on disease-associated programmed cell death
(apoptosis) in plants, I left science for 6 years. During this time I worked as an IT consultant for Capgemini, mostly in the areas of web development, functional
application management and business acceptance testing. Since April 2005 I am working at the EBI.
Countries I visited for Ensembl
Airports I visited while on work trips
AKL, AMS, AUG, BCN, BFN, BGO, BGR, BGY, BHB, BKK, BOS, BTV, CAI, CGN, CHC, CHO, CIA, CPH, CPT, DEN, DFW, DSM, DUB, DUD, EDI, EUG, FAE, FDH, FKB, FRA, GSE, HEL, HKG, IAD, JFK, JNB, LAX, LCY, LEJ, LGA, LGW, LHR, LIS, LJU, LTN, MBA, MUC, NAP, NBO, NCE, ORD, OSL, PHX, PLZ, PMR, POZ, PRG, PSA, PZB, RTM, SAN, SFO, SGN, SIN, SJO, SMF, STN, SYD, TLN, TMP, TXL, TUS, TYS, VLC, ZAZ, ZQN