A/PROF Vicky Schneider

A/PROF Vicky Schneider


  • 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.   


Member of

  • 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


Selected publications


Education and training

  • ACPLP, Institute of Training and Occupational Learning 2015
  • MITOL, Institute of Training and Occupational Learning 2012
  • PhD, Leiden University 2003
  • B, University of Rome 1998