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I’m the primary Software Engineer at the DAMP Lab at Boston University, focusing mostly on integration of robotic systems and biological design tools. I enjoy dogs, beer, and fantasy novels.
Athina is a neuroscientist, with a background in electrical and computer engineering. Her research combines computational and electrophysiological techniques to study human cognition.
Abdul founded two chapters of PyData in Saudi Arabia with a mission to support and grow the community of open source developers in the middle east. He is passionate about enhancing computer science education around the world and especially in the Arabic speaking communities.
I am a freelance science writer and communications trainer, focused on life science communications. I am currently spreading the word about the importance and mystery of microbes living in the Ocean.
Self-motivated, Dedicated, Focused
Alejandra is the Software Engineering Group Leader at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). STFC is part of UK Research and Innovation. Her focus is around software management, which includes supporting the software developmnt process, and data management projects, which include the development of bespoke software systems to manage the experimental data produced by the large scale scientific facilities at STFC. Before joining STFC she was a Research Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are around developing models, methods, and software tools for data science and innovative scholarly communication with the aim of enabling Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data, research reproducibility and aggregation of research results.
I am a Research Application Manager at The Alan Turing Institute. It’s a new role and one we hope to use to demonstrate how by creating deeper connections between research teams and external stakeholders, the impact of the overall Programme can be significantly improved.
PhD with twenty years working around bioinformatics research, project-management, and training. Currently working as a leadership trainer for postdocs and PIs. For fun I enjoy painting, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and walking my dog.
Andrew is an experimental psychologist and data scientist interested in open and reproducible research - he coordinates the Manchester Open Research Working Group and acts as the UK Reproducibility Network representative at Manchester. All his teaching resources are open (content-wise 95% of his teaching involves teaching R at various levels) with all lecture and seminar content, workshops etc. available on GitHub. He also co-organises the Manchester R Users’ Group, is a fellow of the SSI and associate member of Carole Goble’s eScience lab group. All the research programmes he leads involve open data and open code - and everything should be fully reproducible.
I am working as a Scientific Training Officer at EMBL-EBI and dedicate my work time to developing and designing training in the field of biomedical sciences and bioinformatics. In our training courses we encourage scientists to work according to and advocate the principles of Open Science. I am not a bioinformatician myself, but a chemist / biochemist by education, with several years of experience in scientific research; mainly in the wet lab.
I am 23 years old and currently working at a sports media company as an editor. I graduated in October 2020 from UCL in MSc Digital Humanities and have a previous background in history. I am extremely interested in the intersection between technology, the law and society. Also, I’m very keen to help address educational inequity as well as learning more about community building.
Anelda is the founder of Talarify, a South Africa-based consultancy working with researchers and postgraduates to help grow digital, computational, and open science literacy. She has a formal background in bioinformatics, but spend most of her time working in interdisciplinary teams these days. She is currently formally involved in two projects: 1) afrimapr, funded by Wellcome Open Research, where the team is working with data science communities in Africa and beyond to help make African data more accessible via the development of R building blocks; and 2) Surveying Open Data Practices in 8 African countries, funded by the IDRC.
Software Sustainability Institute’s training lead. Over the past 5 years committed to ongoing improvement of research software practice through training and community engagement work. Driving the trends in training for researchers and scientists in computational and data analysis skills forward and helping develop new training curricula.
Anita Bröllochs is the Head of Outreach at protocols.io. She studied Life Science Engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany and her background is on optical clearing of skeletal muscle for multiphoton microscopy. Anita has a passion for open science and is also the host of a science podcast called ‘Minor Tweak, Major Impact’ which is aiming to shine a spotlight on method development.
Anjali is the Thematic Lead on AI, Justice and Human Rights at the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (UK), including projects on data science/AI to combat modern slavery and other exploitative crimes (and co-organiser of Code 8.7), statistics and the law, and bias measures/fairness methods in algorithms in justice. She is also an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Statistics & Data Science and faculty affiliate in the Block Centre for Technology and Society at Carnegie Mellon University.
Anna is a Research Software Engineer (RSE) at the University of Sheffield with a background in Marine Macroecology and research software development in R. She is part of a team of RSEs working to help researchers build more robust analysis pipelines and software, promote best practice in research programming and digital resource management and facilitate the shift to more open, transparent and collaborative research culture. She is also an editor for rOpenSci, a 2019 Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and a member of the ReproHack core team. Overall, her passion lies in helping researchers and the research community as a whole make better use of the real workhorses of research, code and data, and in spreading the word about the joys of R.
I am driven to engage with communities to foster an appreciation and connection for both intangible and tangible culture. Growing up in a small town, I learned what a gift it is to connect with people from another way of life; Open Life Sciences makes that possible.
Anne currently works at Oswald Cruz foundation with the development of a bottom up open data policy. She is also part of a research group dedicated to open science themes, especially social innovations.
Working in the field of Climate modelling, and interested in Open Science, Open Innovation and ICT. Trying to facilitate access and use of Climate Data.
Currently a biochemistry student and very much interested in the field of data science and bioinformatics. Very keen to meet amazing people of same interest.
I am a bioinformatician, with background in molecular/cell biology, working in the Bioinformatics Unit at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Oeiras, Portugal.
Arielle has spent her career to date working in research-adjacent fields, starting with a stint at open access publisher PLOS, where she learnt the importance (and challenges) of open science, code, and data. Currently the Research Project Manager on the Tools, Practices & Systems programme at The Alan Turing Institute, she was a CSCCE Community Engagement Fellow in 2019 and continues to be actively involved in the community. She is a contributor to the Turing Way project.
A student and innovator from rural India.
I’m a computational biologist with a passion for open science.
Beth is a research consultant and social scientist. She helps technologists, designers and scientists work with human-centered data. She is the founder of Open Post Academics (formerly the Athenas), an online peer-support network for people with a Ph.D. who have left or are considering leaving academia. She is a storyteller and a writer with the Pushcart Prize nomination. She lives in Portland, Oregon and in her free time enjoys spinning yarn, knitting, aerial silks and travel.
Bea participated in OLS-2 with the project “Growing the Galaxy Community”, mentored by Dave Clements. Since September 2020, she is working in the European Galaxy team helping with the coordination of the Global Galaxy Community. Initially trained in Computer Science, PhD in Computational Biology, and postdoc at EMBL Heidelberg related to imaging within the context of EOSC-Life.
Bérénice is a bioinformatician (post-doc in the Freiburg Galaxy Team), analyzing biological data and developing tools for data analysis, mainly via Galaxy. Bérénice is also passionate about training, regularly giving workshops (data analysis, tool development, etc). She started and still co-leads the Galaxy Training Material project. She is a co-deputy training coordinator for ELIXIR Germany (de.NBI, and a founder of Street Science Community, an outreach program.
Björn is working in the European Galaxy team and tries to help make science open wherever he can. He is an expert in the topics related to Container, Conda, Galaxy, Python, reproducible research, and training.
Bhuvana is a gender gap and Mixed Reality researcher trying to unfold the ethics of technology in a more humane way. Her expertise are in Gender gap, Mozilla technologies and Wikimedia projects.
Bruno is a Brazilian ecologist working on a more collaborative and open science.
Melissa is the Training and Communications Officer with Australian BioCommons. She previously worked at EMBL-EBI and has extensive experience in developing, organising, delivering and running face-to-face and online workshops and webinars. She has a PhD in Molecular Parasitology and has worked as a Scientific Curator through which first became interested in open science practices. Some of the open-science related projects that she has been involved in include applying FAIR principles to training materials and showing researchers how they can get the most out of their data by teaching best practice in data management and the FAIR principles.
I split my time between data analysis to understand the smallest components of matter, instrumentation R&D and scientific capacity building programs to build the next generation of scientists in Latin-American. I am an advocate of virtual research and learning communities, as a way to strengthen scientific connections between developed and developing countries.
Carlos did his PhD in computer science, and has been working in different areas of application ever since. He likes learning about the different areas of research where digital technology can open up new areas of research. In his words - In every project I have been involved, I have always learned something new, and I love that feeling of discovering new things.
Carly is a Senior Technician at the University of Western Australia, responsible for managing the archaeology laboratories, field safety, and equipment. She specialises in faunal analysis (zooarchaeology), and is passionate about connecting people with place and environment.
Cassandra worked for 10 years in magnetic resonance imaging, mainly with clinical psychiatric populations. After discovering open science, it reignited her passion and enthusiasm for the way research could be done, and she focused a lot of her efforts into educating and training her team in programming, reproducible and transparent methods. She was recently appointed Open Science Community Engagement Coordinator for her department, one of only a few professional open science roles in the UK. She is very proud to support her colleagues in the transition towards working open, and doing so with the principles of open leadership at the forefront of her work.
Project Officer and Technical lead in neuroscience software and infrastructure to accelerate and open neuroinformatics research workflows, based at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Mentor for Google Summer of Code and Season of Docs, and past participant in OLS program.
I’m a color vision researcher and open science advocate.
Daniela is a Neuroscientist with a passion for open, equitable, and transparent scholarship. She is a former Mozilla Fellow, and she now leads a project called PREreview to empower researchers to engage with each other and review preprints.
Delphine am a post-doc at Penn State University and a member of Galaxy Project. She works on developing analysis workflows for bacterial genomics, mostly, but she also has project in other fields, like functional annotation of SARS-2 Cov virus, human methylation analyses…
Demitra Ellina is the Editorial Community Manager at F1000Research. She is a strong advocate of Open Research and engages with the research community to raise awareness of the F1000Research publishing platforms.
Natural product researcher who focus on drugs discovery
Bioinformatics PhD student in the Edward Wallace Lab at the University of Edinburgh. Researching how yeast transcriptomes are regulated in response to stress. Alumnus of the eLife Innovation Leaders program and strong proponent of open and reproducible science.
Work as IT analyst at university, mainly do an interface between scientists and IT experts. Lead small IT team of BBMRI.cz focused on data gathering and harmonization.
Grew up on a farm in Germany. I like open science, sustainability and exploring the outdoors. I pursue a PhD working on improving the design of stable metalloproteins using deep learning and molecular simulation.
As the Data Science Community Conference and Events Fund Program Manager at Code for Science and Society, I developed a transparent, community-driven program that provides funding for research-driven open data science events. I have 10 years of experience working in research data science focused on population genetics, evolution, and management of Alaskan fish populations as well as a strong background in mentoring and leadership in science advocacy initiatives.
I’m an Open Archaeobotanist specialising in phytolith research. I’m currently working on building a community of open scientists in my field to address issues such as data sharing, FAIR data, open access and upskilling researchers in open science skills. I’m also working as a Community Manager at the Alan Turing Institute on the DECOVID project and I am an contributor to The Turing Way.
Dr Emma Anne Harris’ research background is in cultural history, specifically the fear of technology, but her career has moved from science fiction to science fact. Working in research project management she has become an enthusiast for open science, research integrity, and RDM through roles including; Ethics Manager on the Human Brain Project and Research Integrity Officer at De Montfort University. Moving to Berlin from the UK in 2017, she worked on the ORION Open Science project as a Training Developer and Project Manager. She now works at Humboldt University on the FDNext Project which supports research data management through service portfolios, legal advice, and training.
I am a former immunologist who now works at the UK’s Biobanking Centre. My role is to engage with researchers and Biobankers to improve efficiency in the sector.
Emmy is the Community Engagement Manager for the TU Delft Open Science Programme. She is passionate and curious about open, research culture and knowledge equity. Her expertise is in community design, and open research and scholarly communication.
Esther works as a Data Steward at Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Applied Sciences) in the Netherlands. As a Data Steward she supports researchers with their data/code management and with sharing their research. Before this, Esther did a PhD in bioanthropology, studying the isotopic composition of human teeth to determine where they grew up.
Dr. Wallace is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow (PI) in the Institute of Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. He was trained in mathematics, systems biology, and biochemistry, and now leads an interdisciplinary group studying RNA biology of fungi with data-intensive approaches. Alongside his research, Dr. Wallace is an open science advocate and teaches data literacy to scientists, working with Edinburgh Carpentries.
I am a German-born, German/UK/US-trained physician scientist and current Clinical Pathology Resident/ Pathology Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am passionate about blood, translating research findings into patient diagnostics and care, and removing obstacles that prevent every patient getting the treatment that is right for them. As a clinical pathologist, I believe this starts with establishing a correct diagnosis - backed up by science and fair and transparent peer-review that holds everyone to the same standards.
Festus is a bioinformatician interested in community outreach, open science and networking. He is actively engaged in training activities and he is the lead at the Bioinformatics Hub of Kenya.
A researcher, doing a little bit of bioinformatics, a dash of machine learning, and a lot of Open Science.
Bastian is a long-term research fellow at the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity in Paris, where he studies how bottom-up communities in citizen science can peer-produce knowledge. He’s also the Director of Research for the Open Humans Foundation, an online platform & community around empowering individuals to learn from their personal data. He started his academic career in evolutionary biology & genomics and has a PhD in Bioinformatics.
High-energy physicist recruited by a neuroscience lab!
All about theoretical ecology, the open movement and science communication! Co-leads the open SciComm training IGNITE.
Hao is the Reproducibility Librarian at the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries. His role is to promote research reproducibility and open science practices across the entire UF system. He is especially interested in how open practices can be leveraged to promote equity and inclusion in higher education.
A Bioinformatician, who strongly believe in constant learning, collaboration, and team work.
Holger is the head of Core IT team at the Max Planck Institute for Biolological Cybernetics. He enjoys the technical aspects of science - be it programming (Python), version control (git), web services (REST), or generally (self) organization and anti-procrastination. His mission is to support scientists in all aspects IT.
Hans-Rudolf is a Molecular Biologist turned Bioinformatician who is working in the Computational Biology facility at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel Switzerland. Before, he was leading the Bioinformatics Core group at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge UK.
Bioinformatician, working in pharmacogenomics and human genetic disease fields. Outside research, working with APBioNet as APBioNet ExCo and APBioNetTalks program coordinator.
Biomedical scientist and science communicator interested in building effective outreach strategies for equitable access of research outputs.
I am a data manager at the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (Mexico) and a graduate student in Sustainability Science at UNAM. I love working in interdisciplinary projects where I can integrate my interests in socio-ecological systems, data analysis and open research.
I am Associate Director for ASAPbio, a nonprofit with a mission to accelerate innovation and transparency in life sciences communication. In this role I work to foster awareness of preprints and drive community engagement, and support initiatives to bring further transparency into peer review.
Prior to ASAPbio, I worked in publishing for 16 years, I held editorial roles with Open Access publishers, initially at BioMed Central and then PLOS, where I was Deputy Editor-in-Chief at the journal PLOS ONE. I am also Facilitation and Integrity Officer for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Ibrahim Said Ahmad is lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, Bayero University Kano. He completed his PhD from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, in 2020 focusing on data science. His main areas of interest lie in Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence specifically in business intelligence and computational intelligence. He has worked and published articles on sentiment analysis, natural language processing, and data mining.
Research Scientist at UC Santa Cruz, Incubator Fellow at the UC Santa Cruz Center for Research on Open Source Software (CROSS); Adjunct Professor at University of Sonora (Mexico). Interested in large-scale distributed data management systems, applied aspects of data science, and reproducibility. I am currently working on Popper (https://getpopper.io), as part of the CROSS Incubator Program.
Jason is a life scientist who spends most of his time working to help researchers adopt computational practices in research and education
I am an archaeologist with field experience in Bolivia, Brazil, India and Spain, specialising in phytolith analysis for archaeological and palaeoecological studies. Currently I am a last-year PhD candidate at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, waiting for viva. My main interests are prehistoric cultivation systems, landscape anthropization and the development of new techniques for phytolith analysis.
Former neuro-geneticist (10 year of research on fruit fly memory and behavior), he has been more recently interested in data analysis and management, as a specialisation for my interests in open science (open research). He is presently working on ways (technical and social) to implement the principles of FAIR and open data in the lab workflow and ways to foster collaboration between researchers via the SmartFigure Gallery project.
I work at the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC). It is a project in collaboration between UCL (my host institution) and University of Nottingham to build and maintain a online directory of UK-based tissue samples. There I work to develop collaborations with external stakeholders to join-up the UK’s biomedical research landscape in relation to biobanking - the collection, storage and use of (human) biological samples for research. My background is in policy development with specific focus on social justice, and patient and public engagement in health research and UK clinical guidelines. I have a special interest in using creative activities and techniques, such as the use of performance and games, to engage both professionals and the public in research work.
Jez is Data Services Lead in The British Library’s Research Infrastructure Services team. He has over 8 years of experience developing and delivering research data management services and strategies at research-intensive higher education institutions in the UK, as part of a long-term goal to help communicate and collaborate more effectively using technology. He is an experienced teacher and is involved with The Carpentries as a Certified Instructor and early contributor to Library Carpentry. He is particularly interested in elevating the status of research software alongside research data in the scholarly record, and helping researchers develop the skills to make the most of this. He is a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, 2020 intake.
Jennifer Miller has a M.S. in Technical Communication and a PhD in Public Policy. She has 10+ years post-secondary teaching experience in public policy and public management and has published research on university research centers and on the scientific workforce. She is currently engaged with a portfolio of projects advancing open knowledge in the areas of open data, open education, and open science.
Joel is a Teaching Fellow for a graduate Data Science program. He did his PhD in Stem Cell Engineering and enjoys learning and teaching how to better understand data (and thus the world around us!). He is also passionate about openness, reproducibility, and data visualization, both within science and in general.
With a background in Evolution and Developmental Biology, Dr. Johanna Havemann is a trainer and consultant in [Open] Science Communication and [digital] Science Project Management. Her work experience covers NGOs, a science startup and international institutions including the UN Environment Programme. With a focus on digital tools for science and her label Access 2 Perspectives, she aims at strengthening global science communication in general – and with a regional focus on Africa – through Open Science.
John is a budding scientist, open to continuously learning, and passionate about improving the health of man and animals.
I am a poet and performance artist. One of my main practices is ‘empathic literature’, in which a conversation with an individual leads to my creating a unique piece of poetic writing for them, with the aim of reflecting their perspective back to them in a novel way, as a tool for new insights. I am a graduate of philosophy specialising in scientific representation.
I am a recovering academic researcher (in evolutionary biology), who is currently occupied with the use and development of web-based applications, using tech to make processes efficient and reproducible, and growing the Open Innovation in Life Sciences association to promote open science among early career researchers in Switzerland. In my spare time, I watch a lot of Netflix (i.e., crime dramas, sci-fi, RPDR) and go on long walks with my family in the Swiss countryside.
I am an archaeobotanist interested in how late prehistoric societies interacted with their environment in terms of plant food acquisition and transformation practices, particularly during the Neolithic and Bronze Age.
Kari is the Senior Director of Equity and Assessment for The Carpentries, Executive Director of the Engineer Like a Girl after-school program, and a Zumba Fitness Instructor! Kari’s background is mechanical engineering, and she earned a PhD in Engineering Education from The Ohio State University. Her doctoral research explored self-efficacy of underrepresented engineering students. After completing a post-doc in the Engineering Fundamentals Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she was hired to lead The Carpentries assessment efforts. In her current role, her focus is developing programs through the lens of equity, and setting strategic efforts around assessment that inform The Carpentries curriculum and other initiatives.
I am a linguist turned into a research data management specialist and community manager at the VU Amsterdam library. I am interested in languages and would love to support community-oriented projects in this area. I am also keen on getting in touch with people from Russia and supporting projects for Russian audience.
I am a research associate focused on reducing the energy demand of existing housing. I am passionate about making research, tools, code and data open access, where ethical. As a recent graduate of OLS-2, I continue to learn in this space.
Hi, I’m Kati, a first-year PhD student at CRI in Paris, working on the user-centered redesign of a collaborative science platform. Before my Phd, back in Germany, I studied Cognitive and Media Sciences and worked in user experience consulting for a while. In my freetime, I like to paint and discover the city by bike or during extended walks!
Studied biochemistry, arctic ecology & geology, PhDed in diatom biofilms. Worked in tech support (Prezi), pharma-LIMS & OA data analysis.
Caleb is a 19/20 Mozilla Fellow and a Bioinformatician, interested in teaching, open science, reproducibility, machine learning, FAIR Genomics, and community building.
Kirstie is a lead of the Tools, Practices and Systems research programme at the Alan Turing Institute (London, UK) and senior research associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Her work covers a broad range of interests and methods, but the driving principle is to improve the lives of neurodivergent people and people with mental health conditions. Dr Whitaker uses magnetic resonance imaging to study child and adolescent brain development and participatory citizen science to educate non-autistic people about how they can better support autistic friends and colleagues. She is the lead developer of The Turing Way, an openly developed educational resource to enable more reproducible data science. Kirstie is a passionate advocate for making science ‘‘open for all’’ by promoting equity and inclusion for people from diverse backgrounds, and by changing the academic incentive structure to reward collaborative working. She is the chair of the Turing Institute’’s Ethics Advisory Group, a Fulbright scholarship alumna and was a 2016/17 Mozilla Fellow for Science. Kirstie was named, with her collaborator Petra Vertes, as a 2016 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine.
Kathi is charge of implementing and driving ELIXIR’’s industry Programme. ELIXIR is an intergovernmental organisation with over 220 bioinformatics research centres in 22 countries and the EMBL-EBI with open science at the core. ELIXIR is active in the areas of data, compute, interoperability, tools and training in the data driven life science sector. Kathi is further involved developing and delivering initiatives to support Cambridge researchers in their pursuit of business and entrepreneurial ventures through the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge University. Prior to her current role Kathi worked as a researcher in vaccines & virology.
Ex-astronomer, now data manager at a marine science data centre. Tackling the challenges of moving to FAIR data and open science.
Postdoctoral researcher, pationate on data management and semantics.
Dr. Stack Whitney is an environmental studies professor at RIT in upstate NY, USA. As a person whose teaching and work sits at the interface of environmental science and environmental humanities, she’s excited about “open” for all kinds of teaching and research. However, she’s also a critical advocate for ensuring that “open” initiatives and products do not exclude disabled leaders and participants.
I am an EANBiT scholar from Pwani University with an MSc in Bioinformatics. I have developed a keen interest in immune-informatics, genomics and developing workflow management systems to enhance reproducible and scalable data analysis. I am a certified software carpentry instructor and an Open Life Science (OLS), graduate.
Laura is a PhD candidate at the University of Essex, researching the use of data assemblages in the public sector in England. Before this, she worked for almost a decade as a researcher at Amnesty International, focusing on gender, women’s rights, and LGBTI rights. She believes in research as a means to an end: to building a better world for everyone.
I am a tenured adjunct researcher leading a health data science group. I also work to improve data analysis teaching and practice. One of the roles I enjoy most is mentoring and teaching others. I am a trainer and instructor for The Carpentries. In 2020, I co-founded MetaDocencia, an open, collaborative, and Spanish-speaking education community.
Geneticist, educator, and filmmaker with experience spanning neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and trekking through the muck in the Yukon Territories. My research focuses on the molecular and genetic mechanisms regulating human brain development but when I’m not in the laboratory, you can normally find me somewhere north of the arctic circle.
Louise is a social scientist specialising in Critical Data Studies. Her work examines the evolving Open Data/Open Science landscape and the evolution of data sharing infrastructures, practices and communities. In particular, her work focuses on issues of justice, access and marginalization.
Computational biologist focused on genomic regulation and data integration. 12 years of experience in biological data analysis using the most well-established tools and contributing to novel algorithms to improve the quantification and visualization of genomic data. She approaches scientific challenges with passion and believes that a collaboration and not an individual alone can successfully conquer them.
Luis is Junior PI at Fudan University in Shanghai. His work in computational biology focus on the global microbiome. He has written several open source scientific software packages and organized and taught at multiple Software Carpentry workshops.
Lilly works on open source software for open science as the product manager for the Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research project at Open Knowledge Foundation. Lilly has her PhD in neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University, where she researched brain injury in fruit flies and became an advocate for open science and open data.
I studied Bioinformatics at University Malaya in Malaysia, and doing my MSc at Konya Food and Agriculture University. I am currently working for a research institute (Beykoz Institute of Life Sciences and Biotechnology), which is part of a local University (Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi) in Istanbul.
Mallory is a Project Lead at the EMBL-EBI European Genome-phenome Archive supporting archiving and sharing of personally identifiable genetic and phenotypic human data. Her academic background is in bioinformatics specifically to study post-transcriptional gene regulation. She has worked with Open Science projects including the Galaxy Project and the Human Cell Atlas, and is passionate about promoting metadata standards and best practices.
Malvika Sharan is the community manager of _The Turing Way- at The Alan Turing Institute. Malvika works with its community of diverse members to develop resources and ways that can make data science accessible for a wider audience. Malvika has a PhD in Bioinformatics and she worked at European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany, that helped her solidify her values as an Open Researcher and community builder. She is a co-founder of the Open Life Science program, a fellow of Software Sustainability Institute, a board member of Open Bioinformatics Foundation, and a contributing member of The Carpentries community.’
Marta is a scientific project manager within the training team at EMBL-EBI. She organises and facilitates training activities in several European projects. Marta focuses on providing a great learning experience for participants. She has a background in molecular biology, where her focus was on understanding gene expression.
Martin is a computer fellow with an interest to help scientists tackle heaps of data. Spent last 7 years working on Galaxy project core codebases.
Martina is currently working at the Max-Planck-Institute AE, doing cognitive neuroscience research using computational modeling techniques. She is an open-science advocate who enjoys programming and contributing to open-source projects and communities. She provides infrastructure support for The Turing Way project as a core contributor.
I’m currently post-doc at the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca working on the development of computational pipeline for the reconstruction of genome-scale metabolic networks of little-known organisms.
Maria is the Application and Training Specialist for Research Computing at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. She specialises in bioinformatics and data science education and training. She is passionate about supporting researchers, reproducible research, knowledge sharing and working collaboratively.
A designer and open source advocate with experience building on and offline communities in open government and health and life sciences
I am an enthusiastic student, pursuing Master’s in Bioinformatics from India. I am passionate about science and scientific techniques. My interests include Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular Biology and Cheminformatics. I wish to learn and pursue research in the future to work for the betterment of human health.
Mesfin Diro is a faculity at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Currently, He’’s a PhD student at his home institute on Redox Flow Batteries in the area of nanotechnology. He has high enthusiasm in expanding comutatational and data science skills for better research outputs. He is also passionate and advocate of open source, open access and open scientific.
Michal Růžička obtained a master’s degree in the field of Information Technology Security and is a graduate of doctoral studies in the field of informatics with a focus on advanced search methods in specialized digital repositories. He has worked on many international and national projects – in the field of digital repositories, e.g. on the projects of the European Digital Mathematical Library (EuDML), the Czech Digital Mathematical Library (DML-CZ), various digital libraries of MUNI. In cooperation with industrial partners (TAČR project) he worked on the ScaleText project (advanced search in heterogeneous types of [text] data using machine learning methods). He is currently mainly involved in projects in the field of data management, protection and access (Open Science): the development of a system for long-term preservation of digital data (LTP) in the ARCLib project, responsibility for Open/FAIR data activities in HR4MUNI II project on acceleration and advancement of Open Science at MUNI; is the leader of the Czech National Open Access Desk within the European project OpenAIRE with accelerating national-wide activities in research data management in the Czech Republic. He is (co)author of dozens of publications in the field of data management and digital libraries.
Interested in brains on all levels of analysis: from molecular to cognitive and computational. Keen to bridge disciplines (neuroscience x artificial intelligence) and ask pertinent research questions. Passionate about open science, community building and knowledge sharing.
I am a social media professional with experience in creating content for scientific organisation social media accounts.
Mateusz is Research Software Community Manager at the Netherlands eScience Center. He has background in life sciences and have been working with bioinformatics data analysis and research software engineering. Past few years he has been involved in the Carpentries as an instructor, trainer and mentor (both in the mentoring subcommittee and mentoring teams).
Markus is a PhD student at UCL and he is one of the core developers of sktime, a toolbox for machine learning with time series.
Social entrepreneur, research, motivational speaker, DIY biologist.
Mariana is a molecular biologist by training and a scientist by heart. Recently, she has been diving into the data science and biostatistics world in the search of contributing to sustainability and digitalization of science. Her expertise are in Epigenetics, genomics, and molecular biology.
Marius is a core Galaxy developer since 2015 and working full time on Galaxy since 2019. He has learned programming during my PhD in developmental biology, and quickly shifted towards data analysis and Galaxy development after that
I’m a masters student passionate about the apllication of Computer Science to improve the way we live. Also an open science and culture enthusiast.
Physicist, Teacher, Mozillian
I am trying to be a good molecular biologist. I think that learning new things and sharing them in this field is great.
I teach bioinformatics using Galaxy, I teach martial arts, and I hate onions. No seriously, I hate them. With my very soul.
Computational biologist interested in understanding the functional nature of macromolecules, with a special focus on their evolutionary relationships and their interactions within biological systems.
Naomi is motivated by people who are empowered to participate in knowledge and discovery for improvement of the world around them. She is learning how to support communities and be an ally for under-represented minorities and under-powered peers. She enjoys working backstage on engaging, participatory, inclusive and productive online events and collaborations. Her lens is influenced by her experiences: she is European, an OpenCon alumnus, MozFest facilitator, an advisor to PREreview, on the board of directors for Dryad, a CSCCE scientific community engagement fellow (#CEFP2019), organiser of #eLifeSprint 2018, and a human continually practising balance and kindness.
Nicola works at the Earlham Institute, where he manages and supports a Galaxy web server to run large-scale analyses in an accessible and reproducible way. He also collaborates on the open source development of the Galaxy platform and its tools. Nicola is a Carpentries Instructor and a Galaxy trainer. He is currently the Technical Coordinator for ELIXIR-UK.
I am a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Currently working of optimizing chemical production from waste .
Paula is an Open Science advocate her passions are data management, data analytics, research, and diversity. She is a computer scientist who has worked on data intensive bioinformatics and data management. She has also collaborated on community projects such as The Carpentries, rOpenSci, RLadies. Currently she works for the National Imaging Facility in Australia.
Physics degree, Computer science technician at Milano Bicocca University
Paul is group Leader in Machine Leader and Developmental Biology at the Turing Center for Living Systems in Marseille (France). He is leading the open science project “the digital embryo atlas” and was several times mentor in Mozilla Open Leadership’’s program.
Patricia is currently a Research Data Specialist working at the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh working on the FAIRsFAIR project aiming at fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe. Before joining the DCC, she was the Research Repository Advisor at the University of Birmingham and have previously worked as a data librarian at CERN’’s Scientific Information Service working closely with software developers to deliver data and code sharing solutions. She loves collaborating openly and making projects welcoming to new comers.
I am a scientific training officer at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) where I mainly coordinate and support training in Latin America via the CABANA project (http://cabana.online/). My background lies in structural biology and biomedical sciences, and I am passionate about science communication, equity and inclusion.
Microbiology Researcher from Nepal struggling to create next generation scientists from rural Nepal.
I am a Senior Scientist in Systems Biology at Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India. I obtained my PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark after having worked in Lene Juel Rasmussen’s lab. I went on to gain seven years of post-doctoral experience and sabbatical visits in various laboratories before taking up the current position. I love traveling and had been to over 70+ countries. I love mentoring! https://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/Prash
I trained as an Agronomist / Molecular Biologist before switching to Bioinformatics when joining EMBL-EBI and the ArrayExpress database. There I build up expertise in data management for functional genomics data (transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics). I lead on the ISA project (https://isa-tools.org), a syntax for holding such data and STATO, an ontology for statistics. I am also involved in Data FAIRification (via FAIRsharing.org) and IMI FAIRplus, for which I coordinate the development of the FAIR cookbook (https://fairplus.github.io/the-fair-cookbook)
After leaving the university, where I taught programming in an international bioinformatics course, I started working as an IT specialist helping research centers, hospitals and companies in the development of reproducible analysis environments and software. Always Wikimedian, Software Carpentry instructor when I can.
Rachael is the Research Software Community Manager for the Software Sustainability Institute and Open Research advocate at the University of Manchester. She is passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility, wellbeing and inclusion in research. She was a project lead in Round 4 and Mentor and Cohort Host in Round 5 of Mozilla Open Leaders, and organises a women in data meetup group in Manchester called HER+Data MCR.
Raniere is a PhD student at Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong. He worked with the Software Sustainability Institute in the UK as community officer.
Light of hope
I am a semi retired independent researcher looking into the palaeoecology and palaeogeography of West Cork in Ireland. I have degrees in Geology, Geography and Archaeology. I am committed to the ideals of Open Science.
Software Engineering Student at University of Brasilia, open source developer, python programmer, functional languages lover!
A biodiversity scientist who wants to liberate research from the constraints imposed by paywalls & PDFs. Also a Lubuntu user and Software Sustainability Fellow (2016 Inauguration).
Radhika is the training director at the bioinformatics core at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - they run regular workshops to enable wet lab biologists to perform analysis on NGS data using best practices (including FAIR data practices). Her doctoral training is in the wet lab, but she transitioned to dry lab work in 2009 and landed in an environment (thankfully) that was focused on open science and open data.
While completing his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the Université de Montréal, Samuel organizes training events to equip his peers to make science more robust, accessible, and inclusive to all. He is the cofounder of Open Science UMontreal, an initiative that aims to facilitate the transition to a more open and transparent way of doing science.
Sam is a PhD Student at the UCL Data Intensive Science CDT. Hi is an OLS-2 graduate and works on the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
After a PhD and several years in Cancer Research I am devoted now to promote and manage international research in La Paz University Hospital.
Bioinformatician working on genomics and transcriptomics of ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. Interested in education, teaching programming skills to bioscientists, and in open science.
Venkata is a Bioinformatician, a Senior Researcher at Bioinformatics core facility, and Deputy Head of the BioMedical Informatics Department, LCSB, University of Luxembourg. He is also Technical Coordinator (TeC) of ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node and CTO & Co-founder ITTM S.A. Luxembourg. He has around two decades of working experience in various bioinformatics fields including Data Integration and Knowledge Management; Clinical and Translational Data Curation, Harmonisation, Integration and Analysis; Dynamic Visual Analytics; Text-mining; Deep learning and advanced machine learning technologies.
David is a “self-designated” Data Plumber from Ghana working to build technical and data capacity for low-income individuals, organisations and communities. His background is in Biology and Computer Science and has worked with journalists, advocacy organisations, research institutions, government officials and private businesses in over 30 countries across 5 continents. Currently, he leads data research at Growing Gold Farms, a food startup in Tema, Ghana.
Serah Rono is a computer scientist and writer with a knack and deep seated interest in web development and accessibility, all things open and tech community organising. Serah is currently the Director of Community at The Carpentries.
Sarah Gibson is a Research Software Engineer at the Alan Turing Institute where she helps solve real-world problems with cutting-edge techniques across academia, industry and the public sector. She is also a passionate open source contributor, primarily working with Project Binder to serve reproducible computational environments in the cloud around the world. On top of all that, she also promotes software best practices and reproducible workflows through her Fellowship with the Software Sustainability Institute.
I am PhD candidate in computer science at University of Porto, Portugal. I am also faculty staff at Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria.
Synthetic Biology enthusiast, brit, cat dad, motivator and baker with a sweet tooth.
Dr. Klusza is a disabled (deaf) Assistant Professor of Biology at Clayton State University in the United States. He is a life-long developmental geneticist with high enthusiasm for synthetic biology, open science, and increasing accessibility to science and education for all people.
Swedish-born computational biologist, since 2018 heading systems medicine (host-microbiome focus, ‘association hunting’) lab in Berlin, interested in too many things. AMR, metabolic/inflammatory/cardiovascular diseases, drug-microbiome interactions, confounder analysis, gene family evolution. Queer, transgender woman and intersectional feminist.
I’m a visual and circadian neuroscientist interested in how light affects our physiology and behaviour. I’m also passionate about improving science.
I have my dream job as the Community Manager for rOpenSci. I’m a biologist, bioinformatician, and compulsive people-connector and knowledge-sharer. I was one of the inaugural AAAS Community Engagement Fellows and am actively involved with the new Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. My former research life involved bacteria, plants, insects, and mammals, first at the bench and then on a laptop. At rOpenSci I’m helping building up the social and technical infrastructure for open and reproducible research with shared data and reusable software.
I’m a biologist interested in many fields of biodiversity, especially about patterns of distribution in time/space and why. I’m also really interested in open science, softwares and databases to work in biodiversity and of course good workflows 🤓. I’m happy when I exchange knowledge and help others 🙃 .
I am Teresa, a PhD student in the Backofen lab at the University of Freiburg. My PhD is in RNA bioinformatics where I do data analysis, tool improvement and benchmarking. Apart form this, I am part of the Street Science Community, a scientific outreach group in Freiburg.
Julieta is a PhD candidate on social studies of science & technology, with a background in environmental science. Her research asks how open science hardware can contribute to democratize science and tech in the ‘global south’ and what it means in each context. She co-founded ‘Open Hardware Makers’, a mentorship program like OpenLifeSci but for Hardware; she’s part of the Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) community and loves tinkering with hardware and data for community science.
Biotechnician turned bioinformatician turned animal scientist trying to standardise workflows using Galaxy
Dave coordinates training and outreach for the Galaxy Project. He has been a community person in life sciences for 13 years. Before that he worked in biological databases for 7 years. His training is in Computer Science, with an emphasis on databases.
Toby is the Curriculum Community Developer at The Carpentries, a community of practice building global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. Before that, he was a CSCCE CEFP2019 Fellow and community manager for EMBL Bio-IT, a community of bioinformaticians/computational biologists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Sonika has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and over 15 y of work experience in academia & industry. She is currently Bioinformatics senior lecturer and research group head at Monash University Melbourne, Australia. Her expertise is in developing novel Bioinformatics and machine learning methods and applying them to solve biological research questions. In the past, she has worked in collaboration with the Australian bioinformatics network and EMBL-EBI on developing and delivering bioinformatics workshops for biologists and bioinformaticians.
A researcher, motivational speaker
Renato is a computational biologist with a background in evolution, genomics and the microbiome. Currently project and community manager of the EMBL Bio-IT project, supporting the local bio-computational community through training, consulting and core resources. Open-source and scientific reproducibility advocate. When not tanning in front of a screen you may find him wandering the green and blue in Nature.
Veronika’’s research area is machine learning in medical imaging. She is an now assistant professor but will be leaving her position soon. She is blogging about this and other academia-related topics on her website veronikach.com
Vicky has a PhD in Bioinformatics and an MPhil in Monitoring and Evaluation. Her research experience (qualitative and quantitative) spans Genomics and Public Health. She is currently a Project Coordinator for the Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center at the University of Cape Town. She also coordinates several other groups and projects including the African Genomic Medicine Training Initiative (AGMT), Sickle Cell Disease Ontology Working Group (SCDO) and mGenAfrica. She is the current secretary of the African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG). She is passionate about building research capacity, mentoring young investigators and translational research.
Yo is a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, founder of Code is Science, EngD student at the University of Manchester studying the effects of community and usabilty on open source software, editor for the PLOS Open Source Toolkit, board member of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation, and a software developer at the University of Cambridge, working on an open source biological data warehouse called InterMine.
Yvan is data management and analysis lover, for life science, health and environment
A mentor for many previous waves of open leaders, who is currently studying for their PhD at UCL.
I am eager to learn