Team Leader, European Nucleotide Archive
Dr Guy Cochrane is the head of the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA). The ENA provides a comprehensive repository for public nucleotide sequence data, attracting users from a multitude of research disciplines and serving as underlying data infrastructure for numerous bioinformatics services. Under Dr Cochrane, the team has launched important new services, including the Sequence Read Archive for raw data from next generation sequencing platforms and the CRAMtools sequence data compression platform. In addition to the leadership of a team of biological curators, bioinformaticians and software engineers, he contributes editorial work to a number of journals and meetings and has been involved in standardisation activities in many areas of bioinformatics. He received his PhD in cancer cell and molecular biology from the University of East Anglia in 1999 and carried out post-doctoral work in the molecular biology of photoreception at Cambridge University prior to joining EMBL-EBI.
cochrane [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7954-7057
Tel:+44 (0)1223 492 564 / Fax:+44 (0)1223 494 468
Our team builds and maintains the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), an open, supported platform for the management, sharing, integration, archiving and dissemination of public-domain sequence data.
ENA comprises both the globally comprehensive data resource that preserves the world’s public-domain output of sequence data and a rich portfolio of services that support the research community in handling and using sequence data.
As nucleotide sequencing becomes increasingly central to applied areas such as healthcare and environmental sciences, ENA has become a foundation upon which scientific understanding of biological systems may be assembled. Our users comprise data submitters, data coordinators for sequence-based studies, direct data consumers and secondary service providers (e.g., UniProt, RNAcentral, EBI Metagenomics, Ensembl, Ensembl Genomes, ArrayExpress) that build on ENA services and content.
By extending and adapting software and services that started within ENA, we provide technology and data-repository support beyond ENA, including the CRAM sequence-data compression technology and the Webin submissions application that supports several EMBL-EBI data resources. We are committed to the utility of the ENA platform and to achieving the broadest reach and utility of sequencing technology and data.