This webinar series was developed as a collaboration between multiple EMBL-EBI resources and the EMBL-EBI Training Team.
The working group for this project included a wide variety of people from many different backgrounds (in alphabetical order):
ChEMBL: Anna Gaulton, Michal Nowotka
Ensembl: Matthew Laird, Ben Moore, Emily Perry, Helen Sparrow
Europe PMC: Jyothi Katuri, Maria Levchenko
European Variation Archive: Pablo Arce Garcia, Gary Saunders
PDBe: David Armstrong, John Berrisford, Matt Conroy
Protein Families: Rob Finn
Training team: Melissa Burke, Sarah Morgan
UniProt: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Klemens Pichler, Sangya Pundir
Web services: Andrew Cowley, Anna Foix, Joon Lee, Rodrigo Lopez, Silvano Squizzato
Special thanks must go to those who volunteered to present the webinars (in order of appearance):
Andrew studied Biochemistry at Cambridge before moving to York University for post-graduate studies in Bioinformatics and then Structural Bioinformatics, in particular working on the identification of distinctive features of protein structure. He then worked as a Bioinformatics specialist for BBSRC Bioscience IT Services before taking up his current position in the External Services team at the EBI where he provides training, support and documentation.
Silvano Squizzato is responsible for developing and maintaining the EBI Search service (www.ebi.ac.uk/ebisearch), which provides easy, uniform, fast access to the biological data resources hosted at EMBL-EBI. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of a small group of programmers and the interaction with a broad set of users, including data curators and Web services developers, and system administrators. He has also contributed to a log analysis reporting system at EMBL EBI based on Apache Hadoop and Pig. Before joining EMBL-EBI, he was a Java full-stack software engineer in the research and commercial sectors.