Contributors

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

Open Targets: Denise Carvalho-Silva

PDBe: David Armstrong, John Berrisford, Matt Conroy

Protein Families: Rob Finn

Training team: Melissa Burke, Sarah Morgan

UniProt: Leyla Jael Garcia Castro, Andrew Nightingale, 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 Cowley

EMBL-EBI
Bioinformatics Trainer - Web production

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.

Maria Levchenko

EMBL-EBI
Europe PMC Community Manager - McEntyre team: Literature services

 

 

Matthew Laird

Ensembl Core Developer - Zerbino team: Genome Analysis

 

 

Klemens Pichler

EMBL-EBI
Scientific Database Curator - Protein Function Content

 

 

David Armstrong

EMBL-EBI
Scientific Database Curator - Kleywegt team: Protein Data Bank in Europe Scientific Database Curator - Velankar team: PDBe content and integration

Michal Nowotka

EMBL-EBI
Technical Lead - Leach team: ChEMBL

 

 

Anna Foix

EMBL-EBI
Software Engineer - Web production

 

 

Joon Lee

EMBL-EBI
Full Stack Software Engineer - Web production

 

 

Gary Saunders

EMBL-EBI
Genetic Variation Scientific Curator - Paschall team: Variation
Gary Saunders is an EBI curator of the European Variation Archive and related resources: the Database of Genomics Variants archive and the European Genome-phenome Archive. It is Gary's responsibility to manage the data within these resource(s) to ensure accuracy, clarity and discoverability. Previous to this position, Gary was a curator of the GENCODE project, which provides the gene set for the Ensembl genome browser.
 
Gary moved into curation following the completion of his PhD at the University of Glasgow, where he employed a variety of phylogenomic and bioinformatic methods to investigate drug resistance in nematode parasites of human and livestock importance. ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7468-0008

Pablo Arce Garcia

EMBL-EBI
Software Developer - Keane team: EGA and Archive Infrastructure

 

 

Silvano Squizzato

EMBL-EBI
Project Lead Software Engineer - Web production

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.

Denise Carvalho-Silva

EMBL-EBI
Scientific Outreach Lead - Open Targets

Denise joined EMBL-EBI’s Open Targets team in June 2016, where she delivers workshops, provides user support and creates online training materials for the Open Targets projects. Denise holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and completed her postdoctoral training in Genetics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Before coming to Open Targets, she worked in Ensembl at EMBL-EBI, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a Research Associate in Human Evolution, and as a Senior Computer Biologist in the HAVANA team on the GENCODE, EUCOMM and Pig genome projects.

Andrew Nightingale

EMBL-EBI
Bioinformatician - Martin team: Protein Function development

Andrew has been a Bioinformatician with the Protein Function Development team at EMBL-EBI since 2012, and has a background in biochemistry and bioinformatics. Before joining EMBL-EBI, Andrew worked for a biotechnology company specialising in structure-based drug design by NMR. Andrew is responsible for enhancing the links between UniProt and the genomics and translational biology communities to provide clinical and/or translational context to UniProtKB.