Human Cell Atlas Coordinator, Archival Infrastructure and Technology Team
Laura Clarke leads EMBL-EBI's efforts to build the Data Coordination Platform for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The HCA team at EMBL-EBI is primarily responsible for developing the ingest infrastructure and supporting its use. The ingest infrastructure writes data and metadata into the HCA Data Coordination Platform enabling its analysis and accessibility by the community.
Laura studied bioinformatics at Leeds University before joining the Ensembl project in 2001 at the height of the Human Genome Project. She created the primary gene sets associated with the rat, macaque and platypus genomes before moving to EMBL-EBI to establish data coordination for the 1000 Genomes Project. Since then Laura has led data coordinaton efforts for many large consortia such as Blueprint, HipSci and FAANG and continues in these efforts for the Human Cell Atlas.
laura [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5989-6898
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