Director, Open Targets
jb26 [at] sanger.ac.uk
Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 49 2351 / Fax:
http://www.targetvalidation.org/leadership (personal homepage)
Open Targets aims to provide evidence on the biological validity of therapeutic targets and provide an initial assessment of the likely effectiveness of pharmacological intervention on these targets, using genome-scale experiments and analysis. Open Targets aims to provide an R&D framework that applies to all aspects of human disease, and to share its data openly with the scientific community.
The goal of Open Targets is to provide an R&D framework that applies to all aspects of human disease, and to share its data openly with the scientific community. It is a shared initiative between the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), a global leader in the management, integration and analysis of public domain life science data; GSK, a leading, global pharmaceutical company; Biogen, one of the world’s oldest independent biotechnology companies; and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, a world-leading genomics institution with expertise in human genetics, cancer and infectious disease. Open Targets exists as a core operation within the Innovation Centre of EMBL-EBI's South Building on the Wellcome Genome Campus and involves staff from each of the institutions directly interacting there with access to the full normal scientific life of the campus. In addition it draws upon expertise from groups within the institutions spreading connections across the sites.