John Overington is the Director of Bioinformatics at Stratified Medical. John previously worked as Team Leader for the computational Chemical Biology team at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK. He studied for a PhD in Crystallography at Birkbeck College, University of London in 1991, working of protein modelling and sequence template bioinformatic methods development. Since this time John has held a number of positions in large Pharma and Biotech sectors prior to joining the EBI in 2008.
Louisa Bellis is the Chemical Content Curator for the ChEMBL group at the European Bioinformatics Institute. Louisa is also responsible for coordinating the outreach within the ChEMBL group. After completing a degree in chemistry with pharmaceutical and forensic Science, Louisa went on to study for a PhD in pharmacology at the University of Bradford. Her PhD was focused on the development of potential new drugs for the treatment of bladder cancer. Following this and prior to joining the EBI in 2009, Louisa worked for a not-for-profit company, training users on their drug toxicity and metabolism prediction software.