Emily is the Outreach Project Leader for Ensembl: she is responsible for the team that teaches workshops, creates training materials and help pages, manages social media, answers helpdesk queries and aids development of new tools for the resource. Emily started at EMBL-EBI as an Ensembl Outreach Officer in September 2012 and became the Project Leader in March 2015. Before working at EMBL-EBI, Emily did her PhD in molecular biology at the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, then worked for the University of Edinburgh's SCI-FUN group, touring Scottish secondary schools with an interactive science roadshow.
Erin joined the Ensembl Outreach Team in August 2017. As an Outreach officer she responds to user helpdesk queries, teaches workshops on how to use Ensembl and related resources, and contributes to website help pages and social media. Before joining EMBL-EBI she completed a PhD in fungal-plant interactions at the University of York, where she also studied to become an Associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), qualified in adult education.
Ben joined Ensembl as an Outreach Officer in September 2015. As a member of the Outreach team he delivers workshops, answers helpdesk queries, creates training materials and help pages, and manages social media. Before starting at EMBL-EBI, Ben did his PhD in Biological Sciences at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge. Ben has previously hosted the BlueSci science radio show and now organises the annual Cambridge Pint of Science festival.
Helen joined Ensembl as an Outreach Officer in September 2015. As a member of the Outreach Team she delivers workshops, answers helpdesk queries, creates training materials and help pages, and manages social media. Before starting at EMBL-EBI, Helen did her PhD in environmental biotechnology at the University of York, then worked as the community manager at academia.edu and as a museum educator at the California Academy of Sciences.
Victoria is an Outreach Officer for Ensembl, delivering workshops, answering help-desk queries, creating training and support materials and engaging with users on social media. Before joining EMBL-EBI in 2016, Victoria obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Francisco, then worked in academic publishing at Macmillan and Frontiers.
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.
The 2018 course was taught by Emily Perry, Erin Haskell and Astrid Gall.
The 2017 course was taught by Emily Perry, Ben Moore, Helen Sparrow and Victoria Newman.
The 2016 course was taught by Emily Perry, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Ben Moore and Helen Sparrow.