Melanie Courtot

Melanie Courtot
BioSamples/GA4GH Project Lead - Parkinson team: Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies

Melanie Courtot joined EMBL-EBI in 2015 to lead the Gene Ontology (GO) and Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) projects. She joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) in 2016, working on standards and metadata for genomic data exchange. Since September 2017, she leads the BioSamples Database project. Melanie develops several ontologies and is an operations committee member of the OBO Foundry, a consortium of ontology developers committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. She is passionate about outreach and has organised or participated in many conferences, workshops and tutorials.

Prior to joining EMBL-EBI, Melanie did postdoctoral research at Simon Fraser University, Canada on food-borne pathogen outbreaks. She obtained her PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of British Columbia, Canada, demonstrating how ontologies and community standards can greatly improve the detection of vaccine-adverse events.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9551-6370

Tel:+ 44 (0) 1223 49 4236 / Fax:+ 44 (0) 1223 494 468

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