Gareth Owen

Scientific Database Curator

Gareth Owen is a member of the Cheminformatics and Metabolism group at the EBI, where he works as curator and project manager for the ChEBI database. Gareth obtained his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from Leeds University. He continued practising bench chemistry in a collaborative project with the Biotechnology unit at Sheffield University, synthesising radioactive intermediates that were used as part of an effort to produce morphine from microorganisms. He subsequently moved into the area of cheminformatics, designing and building both reaction and molecule databases for ORAC Ltd and later for Synopsys and Accelrys, before joining EMBL-EBI in 2010.