Team Leader, European Nucleotide Archive
PhD University of East Anglia, 1999. At EMBL-EBI since 2002, Team leader since 2009.
cochrane [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7954-7057
Tel:+44 (0)1223 492 564 / Fax:+44 (0)1223 494 468
The European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) team, led by Dr Guy Cochrane, provides globally comprehensive primary data repositories for nucleotide sequencing information. ENA content spans the spectrum of data: from raw sequence reads through assembly to functional annotation of assembled sequences and genomes. The team provides interactive and programmatic submission tools as well as curation support.
The ENA offers a broad palette of services over the web, via a powerful programmatic interface. All ENA services are supported with a helpdesk and training programme. Reflecting the centrality of nucleotide sequencing in the life sciences and the emerging importance of the technologies in applied areas such as healthcare, environmental and food sciences, ENA data and services form a core foundation upon which scientific understanding of biological systems has been assembled. With ongoing focus on data presentation, integration within ENA, integration with resources external to ENA, tools provision and services development, the team’s commitment is to the utility of ENA content and achieving the broadest reach of sequencing applications.
In addition to the ENA resource itself, the team also provides core sequence archiving technology, content and services that are used in the construction and delivery of many other EBI resources, including the European Genome-phenome Archive, the Metagenomics Portal, ArrayExpress and the UniProt Knowledgebase.