Simon Jupp

Simon Jupp
Technology coordinator - Parkinson team: Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies

Simon Jupp is the Technical Coordinator in EMBL-EBI's Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies team. Simon oversees the development of the EBI's "Semantics as a Service" platform, that includes a number of services (OLS, Zooma, OxO, Webulous) that aim to make it easier for scientists, database curators and application developers to work with biomedical metadata and ontologies. He has a special interest in the advancement and use of semantic technologies to improve how we publish data on the Web, and how to develop smarter applications to harness this data. Simon is leading the team that develop the Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO). EFO is an application ontology for integrating data across resources at EBI and is the core disease/phenotype model used in the Open Targets platform. Simon coordinates the development of metadata standards and ontologies for a number of projects including the GWAS catalog and is part of the international collaboration to build the Human Cell Atlas.  Simon was involved in creating EMBL-EBI's RDF platform and continues to explore the use of graph technologies for indexing and querying biological data. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI in 2011, Simon worked in research at the University of Manchester and as a software developer at AstraZeneca and the European Arabidopsis Stock Centre. His undergraduate degree is in Biochemistry, and he holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0643-3144

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