Contributors

Emily Perry

EMBL-EBI
Ensembl Outreach Project Leader

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.

Giulietta M. Spudich

EMBL-EBI
Outreach project leader, Ensembl

Giulietta was the outreach project leader for the Ensembl at EMBL’s European Bionformatics Institute (EBI). The Ensembl project freely provides high quality annotation such as genes, sequence variation, and whole genome alignments across mainly vertebrate genomes. She leads a small team that organises and delivers training courses worldwide, and supports scientific communication about the project.

Before she started working with the Ensembl project in 2006, she obtained her PhD in Susan Marqusee's lab at UC Berkeley in 2002. She 'hopped the pond' to carry out postdoctoral research in biochemical studies of Myosin VI at the MRC-LMB in Cambridge, UK (2002-2006). 

 

Funding 

Ensembl is a joint project of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. The Wellcome Trust provides majority funding for the project (grant numbers WT062023 and WT079643) with additional funding for specific project components from the National Human Genome Research Institute (U01HG004695, U54HG004563 and U41HG006104), the BBSRC (BB/I025506/1) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Additional support for specific project components as specified: "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 222664. ("Quantomics"). This Publication reflects only the author's views and the European Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein"; "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 200754 - the GEN2PHEN project."; "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 282510 - BLUEPRINT." Rat genomics resources receive additional support as specified: "The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement N° HEALTH-F4-2010-241504 (EURATRANS)."