Tony Burdett

Tony Burdett
Technical Coordinator - Parkinson team: Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies

Tony Burdett is a highly experienced bioinformatics software engineer and technical lead, although a biologist by training. His programming experience and expertise, coupled with my biomedical background, places me in the relatively unique position of being able to converse in detail with both developers and biologists. His conversion from biologist to software engineer began in 2003 when he embarked on a Masters degree in Bioinformatics, and he was awarded the Phillip Merlin Prize for the best research dissertation exploring parallel programming techniques in sequence alignment algorithms. Tony has been working at EMBL-EBI since 2005, when he worked on the ComparaGrid project, a semantic data integration research project, gaining expertise in cutting edge semantic web technology. He has subsequently had roles within the Functional Genomics Production Team, first as a senior software engineer with responsibility for development and maintenance of production data loading pipelines and curation tools, and later as Lead Programmer, with overall responsibility for direction and design of biological data curation and workflow tools. In December 2014 Tony became Technical Co-ordinator for the Samples, Phenotypes and Ontologies Team, leading or providing technical consultancy on more than 13 grant-funded collaborations and EBI core services. He takes pride in his ability to marry his understanding of complex biological problems and knowledge of the very latest software development techniques to produce accomplished products and services of high value to the life sciences community.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2513-5396

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