European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is a global leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We help scientists realise the potential of 'big data' by enhancing their ability to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit humankind. We are at the forefront of computational biology research, with work spanning sequence analysis methods, multi-dimensional statistical analysis and data-driven biological discovery, from plant biology to mammalian development and disease. We are part of EMBL and are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, one of the world's largest concentrations of scientific and technical expertise in genomics.
Melanie Courtot joined EMBL-EBI in 2015 to lead the Gene Ontology (GO) and Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) projects. She joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) in 2016, working on standards and metadata for genomic data exchange. Since September 2017, she also leads the BioSamples Database project.
Dr Peter Harrison is the Data Coordination and Presentation Project Lead within the Data Coordination and Archiving team at EMBL-EBI. Peter’s team develops software to handle data curation, coordination, validation, distribution and visualisation for a number of European consortiums and is responsible for the presentation services of the European Nucleotide Archive. Peter has extensive expertise in data coordination, metadata standards, data presentation and a previous research career focussing on transcriptomics and evolution in Galliformes.