Bioinformatics and skills development for biologists and bioinformaticians
My appointment to the position of Deputy Director, EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource (https://www.embl-abr.org.au/) commenced in February 2016. In that role I am also an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Previously, in March 2013 I joined The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)’s Senior Management Team. Head of 361° Division, composed of four teams covering: Scientific Training & Education, Public Engagement & Society; Research & learning, Best Practices, Digital Biology and e-Research. In previous years I was responsible for the strategic coordination and implementation of the EMBL-EBI’s User-Training program (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/), providing training for the scientific users of EMBL-EBI’s data services. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI in 2007 I held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Bern and at the Institute for Aquatic Sciences (EAWAG), with postdocs at the University of Zurich and University of Rome (Torvergata). I studied biology at the University of Rome and obtained my PhD on the evolution of sex at the University of Leiden (NL) and Lyon (France). I have been extensively involved in the acquisition, management and implementation of funded research and training projects throughout my career. In this current role I remain involved in grant applications and successfully obtain and contribute to grants for research fellowships as well as research projects and training.
International Society for Biocuration.
member on behalf of EMBL-ABR and direct work on biocuration projects 2016 - 2017
The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).
Train the Trainer member and expert 2016 - 2017
Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training.
Gold member on behalf of EMBL-ABR 2016