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I am a civil engineer with a drive to impact the knowledge sharing through open science.
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.
Abraham is an ecological researcher based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is interested in how climate, fire, and large mammal herbivores shape grassland and savanna ecosystems in space and time. This knowledge is valuable for assessing current ecological theory, guiding successful ecosystem conservation and restoration, and understanding roles of humans in ecosystems.
Working on insect genomics/bioinformatics platforms, and regular contributor to the Galaxy-Conda-GMOD-GTN exosystem
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Alan Turing Institute. PhD in Physical Geography, passionate on the development of data-driven approaches and the automation of complex and large data tasks to tackle environmental changes using satellite imagery and geospatial data. Enjoy reading sci-fi books, cycling and coffee roasting.
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.
Innovative, problems solver, community builder and team player, I hold two masters degrees in computer sciences and information systems. I am interested in contributing to solve community issues using ICT including cutting edge technologies such as ML, AI, and IoT.
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.
I am an Experimental Psychologist and Fellow of the SSI at the University of Manchester interested in data visualisations, open science, and reproducible research. I am the University of Manchester Open and Reproducible Research Institutional Lead.
I am a first-year PhD student at the Inorganic Systems Engineering group of TU Delft. In collaboration with an industry partner, I do research in data-driven catalyst discovery.
I am an incoming assistant professor at The University of Amsterdam, working in the field of astrochemistry/astrobiology. I love to teach and my work motto is doing fun stuff with nice people. I talk a lot and cannot properly function without coffee :)
I’m the Community Manager for The Turing Way @ The Alan Turing Institute, and an anthopologist by training. I was previously a Frictionless Data Reproducible Research Fellow at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and am currently a Fellow at the Internet Society. I also co-curate The Re:Source Project, which aims to support labor movements in supply chains through open data. In my past and present roles, I aim to contribute to the open ecosystem, and the research and tools that enable it.
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.
I am 23 years old and have completed a Masters in Digital Humanities as well as a year of experience in journalism. I am about to embark on a postgraduate diploma in law and hope to pursue a career at the intersection of law and technology. I am also very keen to learn more about the open science community!
I am a dentist who is passionate in immunology and genomic research. Our group in Thailand is working to expand our research capacity by introducing the single-cell transcriptomics to researchers of different fields. I enjoy bridging people from different expertise and encourage openness and collaboration.
My research interests lie in the fields of personalised medicine, optimisation, and data science, and how all these can be used together to improve the availability of targeted treatments at a global scale. I have an MSc in Data Science and have previously worked on various research problems from within the fields of social sciences, law, computer science, and operations research.
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. Main projects currently: 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) ESCALATOR - growing an inclusive and active community of practice in Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences in South Africa.
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; OLS 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.
Anne is an experienced Research Software Engineer. She is developing training materials and teaching basic-to-advanced research computing skills to students, researchers, Research Software Engineers from all disciplines to advance FAIRness of Software management and development practices so that research groups can collaboratively develop, review, discuss, test, share and reuse their codes.
I’m a recovering academic, with a strong interest in all elements of the data life cycle, from data collection and data analytics, to data curation and good data management practices, and I love figuring out data pipelines and workflows. I believe strongly in open science and open data, and promoting good practices for reproducible research. I have strong interests in capacity development, community building, and mentorship, and have worked in a variety of industries and academic institutes worldwide, and have research and work experience in many different scientific fields including ecology, biology, marine and terrestrial sciences, invasion biology, polar science, and climate change.
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.
I am a nanobiologist doing a PhD in volume electron microscopy. I like microscopy, cell biology and data science. My hobbies are guitar playing, music, swimming and reading.
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 junior student pursuing a Bachelors’s in Computer science studies. I am a Data Science and machine learning enthusiast. I like to travel , read, dance and listen to taylor’s music:)
From age seven, Caitlin knew she was going to be a scientist. A trained researcher, she’s held roles in product, people, and program management at a number of technology organizations. A lifelong volunteer, she’s engaged with Central Florida’s nonprofit community and the organizer of the Orlando Lady Developers Meetup. Caitlin holds a BSIE and a PhD from the University of Miami.
I am a Training Officer at the Alan Turing Institute and a digital history researcher at the New College of the Humanities. I’m interested in historical mythmaking and misinformation.
Hi - I’m Ayesha and I’m interested in pedagogy and education; community building and forming meaningful connections; and personal development and growth. I also love cycling - (on-the-road, semi-competitive, all-the-gear-no-idea kind of cycling), good food and a gripping crime drama series!
For fun: I am very into catch and release fly-fishing and fly tying as well as other outdoor activities. I also do a number of crafts at varying degrees of success! Academically: I am nearing submission of my joint Ph.D. between North West University and Oslo University. I research sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) in the context of barriers to trade in the South African red-meat industry with particular focus on the past and ongoing challenges that have arisen with the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the country. I have followed a mixed methodology approach which includes qualitative research by means of semi structured interviews and quantitative research by means of a content analysis entirely applied through R programming. I am Zimbabwean born, but call Johannesburg (South Africa) home at the moment.
Umar Ahmad is currently the Head, Department of Anatomy at Bauchi State University, Nigeria. He is also a founder and CEO of BioSeq, a bioinformatics company that translates omics data into informative knowledge by providing quality high-throughput sequencing (NGS) data analysis. His work in basic and translational research is focused on developing targeted therapy for human bladder cancer, colon and lung cancers with primary focus on genomics (WGS, WES) and transcriptomics (RNA-Seq, scRNA-Seq, Microarray) data integration to investigate the regulatory pathways that drive tumour recurrence and progression. Additionally, Umar works in an international team of scholarly professionals at AfricArXiv - the pan-African Open Access portal – towards increased discoverability of African research output. His role involves facilitating manuscript submission moderation and quality assurance as well as representing AfricArXiv at international meetings, events and webinars. At the Science Communication Hub Nigeria, he supports a team that provides mentorship, implements training and community building for the next generation of Nigerian scientists. Umar is a fellow of Accelerating Science and Publication in Biology (ASAPbio), a mentee and a member in The Carpentries community and a member of Open Bioinformatics Foundation. He is also the current Regional Coordinator (North East) of the Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network (NBGN). Moreover, Umar maintains a community of scientists who are passionate about bioinformatics in a slack workspace called Bioinformatics Hub to facilitate sharing of bioinformatics knowledge in Nigeria. (Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ayo1wHRpDvF-L5yHaBHyEqXW29EqEApfCtf3F3xiq4/edit?usp=sharing)
Batool is a computational biologist affiliated with both KAIMRC in Saudi Arabia and the University of Liverpool in the UK. As an advocate for Open Science and its role in improving scientific and economic outputs in the Middle east, Batool established an Open Science Community in Saudi Arabia (OSCSA). OSCSA aims to create significant value towards Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which focus on enhancing knowledge and improving equal access to education in the Kingdom
I’m a research consultant and social scientist and I support researchers in developing mixed methods and qualitative research skills. I also run a peer support group called Open Post Academics (OPA) where we encourage those with a PhD to share their skills and knowledge outside of the academy.
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.
Role in OLS: Director of learning and technology
Bérénice is a bioinformatician (post-doc in the Freiburg Galaxy Team), analyzing biological data and developing tools for data analysis, mainly via Galaxy. In her current role, she also serves as a deputy training coordinator for ELIXIR Germany (de.NBI). Bérénice is passionate about training and education. She founded and co-leads the Galaxy Training Material project, and regularly giving talks and workshops on topics like data analysis, and tool development. She is also a founder of Street Science Community, a citizen science and 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.
I am a UX (User Experience) designer whose practice centers on using service design methods to inclusively design digital experiences. My research focuses on collaborative methods of designing services for complex systems, allowing me to combine a passion for opening access to STEM with critical and decolonial approaches to design.
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.
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.
I am a Research Data Scientist at the Alan Turing Institute. An experimental psychologist by training, I moved to the research engineering group to be part of research projects that are more focussed on being open and reproducible!
I divide my time between data analysis to understand the smallest components of matter, instrumentation R&D, and science and education capacity building programs to build the next generation of scientists in Latin America. I am an advocate for virtual research and learning communities as a way to strengthen scientific connections between Europe and Latin America.
I am a cheerful person, and the last year I have to learned to have more patience to deal with various situations in my life I have been able to count on the support of my friends
I’ve been promoting open science since 2018 (formalised with OLS-1!), and in 2020 I moved to a research support role to implement behaviour change towards the adoption of open science and reproducibility practices at our Centre (https://www.win.ox.ac.uk). I care a lot about inclusivity and being a positive role model in my interactions and leadership.
I am a Lecturer in Language Education at the University of York in the UK, where I study second language processing and acquisition. My research explores what individual cognitive differences can tell us about the mechanisms underlying second language learning, and how these mechanisms interact with the language environment.
I also work to make research in education and the language sciences open and accessible to all through my work with EROS, IRIS and OASIS.
IRIS (https://iris-database.org) is a collection of instruments, materials, stimuli, and data coding and analysis tools used for research into second languages, including second and foreign language learning, multilingualism, language education, language use and processing.
The OASIS initiative (https://oasis-database.org) is establishing a systematic and sustainable culture of providing open, accessible summaries of research in the language sciences.
EROS (https://osf.io/qwurf/) is an Open Research working group within the Department of Education at York who advocate for more inclusive, open and reproducible research.
I am an early career researcher with a deep interest in past plant technology and responsible research. My research aims at identifying plant fibre remains preserved in archaeological contexts and in museum collections. For this, I combine micro (comparative anatomy, phytoliths) and macro studies (plant morphology and indigenous/local knowledge) with data gathered from experimental archaeology
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.
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 biologist working with physicists in songbird neuroscience. I really like doing ephys experiments, data analysis and building stuff for the lab.
I am a volunteer in open science initiatives since I am passionate about teaching people new tools to help solve their problems and encouraging others to learn.
I love doing outreach on bioacoustics and sound visualization, and also enjoy everything DIY, baking and playing the oboe in orchestra.
Archaeobotanist and ethnoarchaeologist interested in dryland agriculture
I hold a Pure Mathematic degree and currently I am a PhD Student at University of Reading, working on investigation of the changes in the complex brain networks with learning. I am passionately dedicated to open, diverse, transparent and inclusive scientific research and I am heavily involved in its fair dissemination across the community. For which I am one of the proud members and leads of the Brainhack Global organization, which is one of the biggest open and interdisciplineary neuroscience organization that brings researchers, students and public from various background, skill and career level to run trainings, workshops and hacking sessions around new ideas to make the science accesssible for everyone!
I studied psychology in my undergraduate degree (University of Queensland, Australia) and cognitive neuroscience in my postgraduate degree (Queensland Brain Institute, Australia). Throughout my PhD, I became increasingly disillusioned at the state of academia – particularly the scholarly publishing system – and decided I would rather devote my career to reforming academia than pursuing my research interests (which include consciousness, meditation, attention, and prediction). To this end, I joined IGDORE and founded Project Free Our Knowledge, a conditional pledge platform that seeks to increase the adoption of open and reproducible research practices through collective action.
I’m a color vision researcher and open science advocate.
Medical student Associate editor of the Journal of the scientific society of medical students of the Universidad Mayor de San Simón “Revista Científica Ciencia Médica” Junior Researcher Auxiliary of the journal of the faculty of medicine of the Universidad Mayor de San Simón
I am a senior Bioengineering student at UTEC in Peru. I have been part of research projects involving synthetic biology and biomaterials. With knowledge of bioinformatics and analysis programs. I enjoy sharing science and technology to students through my participation in open programs like volunteers and organizations that promotes research and curiosity.
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.
I am an Assistant Professor at Penn State University and I have been part of the Galaxy team for 5 years. I work on genomics and epigenetic and develop workflows and tutorials.
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
I am a researcher and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Buenos Aires. I design nanomaterials to solve problems, recently using machine learning to guide and optimize the process.
I am a PhD student in the Edward Wallace lab working on quantification of RNA-sequencing and other transcriptomics data. I am passionate about open, reproducible science and have created software to improve the analysis of transcriptomic experiments. All my work is available on my GitHub.
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.
Erika Salomon is a social psychologist-turned-data scientist focused on improving the use of data in the social good space by helping organizations achieve greater data maturity and build scalable, actionable insights from their data.
Highly motivated, inspired, and passionate to the open science and open scholarship movement. It is one of my greatest values and interests engaging people on discussing topics, curating, and organising discussions and events. I am deeply curious and invested in continuous learning and self-growth.
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 Senior Community Manager at the Alan Turing Institute on the project across the Health Programme and I am core team member of The Turing Way.
I’m a research data steward at VU Amsterdam supporting researchers with their Research Data Management and (RDM aspects of) Open Science. I’m interested in the role of the research supporter, and how supporters can break the (real and imagined) boundaries between themselves and researchers. I also love to (and do!) talk to everyone about everything FAIR, Open Science/Research and Research Data Management.
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.
I love Science
Role in OLS: Director of finance and operations
Emmy is the Director of Finance and Operations at Open Life Science and Engagement Lead at Invest in Open Infrastructure. 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.
Moving present dreams towards a better real future with committed ignited teams, within the socio-environmental field. Skilled in environmental awareness, empathic and efficient coordination, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community & stakeholder engagement. Founder of River University, under the wings of Coalition Clean Baltic (2018); co-founder of Polish Save the Rivers Coalition/Koalicja Ratujmy Rzeki /KRR (2016); co-initiator and coordinator of the first Water Round Table in Poland on the protection of waters and rivers in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment (2009-2011); co-creator of Partnership for The Baltic initiative (2007-2012). I’m particularly interested and working in areas of #transboundary waters, #water stakeholders inclusion, #waterconflicts, #waterdiplomacy #waterdemocracy building, #problemsolving. Additional advantages of my long life curiosity and learning are certificates focused on global diplomacy, efficient management (PRINCE2® Foundation), Governance for Transboundary Freshwater Security. In 2021 nominated to Ashoka SHE SAYS program supporting women changemakers and social entrepreneurs.
Actively present in: Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) - working on rivers, especially transboundary ones, source to sea approach [https://ccb.se] Water working group of European Environment Bureau [https://eeb.org/membership/our-working-groups] Save The Rivers Coalition (KRR) - Polish national coalition dedicated to rivers/water protection [www.ratujmyrzeki.pl] Friends of Ina and Gowienica Rivers Society (TPRIiG) [www.tpriig.pl] - regional level of riverine activity International Commission for the Protection of the Odra River against Pollution (ICPO) [www.mkoo.pl] You may also find some bits of me here: www.researchgate.net/profile/Ewa_Les
My research group studies how organisms respond to their environment, focusing on molecular mechanisms used by fungi. We collect and analyze genome-scale datasets to understand how fungi dynamically reorganize their RNA and protein to adapt to environmental change. We also produce open-science software tools, including tidyqpcr for quantitative PCR analysis in the tidyverse, and riboviz for ribosome profiling analysis. Both of these packages are going through software review and I’m learning a lot from the process. Alongside my research, I’m an open science advocate and teach data literacy to scientists, working with The Carpentries and 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.
I’m a Biotechnologist and molecular biology researcher based in Cameroon. Afiliated to Mboalab, beneficial.bio, and Open Bioeconomy Lab. My research interest include Molecular diagnostic, microbiology, plant biotechnology and synthetic biology. I’m also a Maker passionate about artificial intelligence and a fervent advocate of Open Science and research in Africa with special focus on distributed manufacturing.
I’m a university technician in International Relations from the National University of Lanús (UNLa)- currently - am studying for a bachelor’s degree in Integration Processes and International Economic Relations at the same university. I have experience as a consultant in research projects financed by international organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank (IADB-IBRD). He currently works as a Semi-Senior research assistant at CIECTI-UIME and an operational assistant for the coordination of technological tools for the ARPHAI project.
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.
Frédérique is the publishing officer of TU Delft OPEN Publishing, the open access academic publisher of TU Delft. Her role consists of helping researchers to disseminate their research openly though various streams such as Open Access Books, Open Access textbooks and Open access journals. She is an advocate of open science, open peer-review and fair rewards &recognition.
I currently work at National University of Jujuy and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council - Argentina. Most of my work has focused on the archaeobotanical study of ancient starch and phytoliths from dental calculus, ceramic residues and sediments in pre-Hispanic sites in Argentina.
I’m a Research Software Engineer based in Bristol working on a cloud platform for data sharing and analysis.
Lifelong translator, former Digital Collaboration Consultant, with experience in database administration and creative communication. Trained in Agricultural economics and Systemic design. I am passionate about designing interventions for sustainable futures, with a current focus on improving human-nature relationship and biodiversity with collective intelligence.
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.
My background is in molecular biology, and I’m passionate about making science accessible and reusable. As cofounder of the Ersilia Open Source Initiative, I work to support research for infectious and neglected diseases using data science and machine learning.
I am a researcher at The Alan Turing Instiitute working on co-creating a citizen science platform, AutSPACEs, with a community of autistic collaborators. I also worked for 3 years for the British Civil Service in their fast track scheme. I’m a believer in creating a collaborative over competitive work ethos, equity, and open research.
High-energy physicist recruited by a neuroscience lab!
I am a Leverhulme Fellowship holder at the University of York. My research explores novel explanations to understanding why children play and how early years playful engagement impacts later development.
Theoretical & Quantitative Ecology freak. SciComm & Open Science leader. Catalyst of movements.
Polyglot European Scientist. Thrives working in interdisciplinary environments combining the study of enzyme reactions and mechanisms with bioinformatics, molecular modelling, automated data analysis and data stewardship.
I am currently a Chemistry graduate student in the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. I find myself really interested in nanomaterials and the huge world of Data Science and how it can be used in areas like chemistry. I also love yoga, science fiction and videogames!
Hao is the Reproducibility Librarian at the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries. He is passionate about empowering others, whether through training in open science and reproducible research practices or promoting equity and inclusion by dismantling gatekeeping in academia.
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 CONABIO where I collaborate in developing an Agrobiodiversity Information System. I am also a graduate researcher at UNAM, studying the challenges of integrating diverse data for sustainability. I love working in interdisciplinary projects that combine 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).
I am a biologist and experienced project manager in the life sciences field, with more than five years of experience in R&D for academia. Areas of my recent research span genome- and metagenome analyses, focusing on complex microbial communities originating from an anaerobic digestion. In addition, I am an active PR manager and community builder with a passion to help others gain skills in life science, and through teaching, volunteering, and public speaking.
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.
Currently studying towards a MSc in philosophy of the social sciences at the LSE. Curious about the values that drive human action, and the nature of collaboration.
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.
JAFSIA is a member of the MboaLab AI team working on reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI projects mainly focused on diseases diagnosis.
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), I have been more recently interested in data analysis and management, as a specialisation for my interests in open science (open research). I am 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.
Jesper Dramsch works at the intersection of machine learning and physical, real-world data. Currently, they’re working as a scientist for machine learning in numerical weather prediction at the coordinated organisation ECMWF. Jesper holds a PhD and recently gave their first keynote. They’re passionate about teaching Python and elevating people’s careers with machine learning across the world.
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.
I’m the lead maintainer, developer, and community manager for a Python library called icepyx (for obtaining and working with data from NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite). I am also a glaciologist focusing on glacier-ocean interactions (especially icebergs) and human adaptation to climate change. The highly computational nature of my work and dedication to social justice naturally led me to practicing open science, and I enjoy being part of the open science community and sharing knowledge, fostering skill development, and creating shared software to advance my field.
Jez is Data Services Lead in The British Library’s Research Infrastructure Services team. He has over 10 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.
Senior student of Genetics & Biotechnology at UNMSM, Peru. Member of MikuyTec synbio research group, member of Computational Biophysics Lab at UNIFAL-MG, Brasil and president of SciHack, a DIY Bio community lab aiming to democratize biotechnology.
A project lead in Cohort 3, 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 Senior Project Manager at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen coordinating the development of digital health apps. I am an enthusiast for using tech to make processes more efficient and reproducible. In a previous position, I co-founded the Open Innovation in Life Sciences association that promotes open science among early career researchers in Switzerland. Things that make me happy at the moment include playing piano and introducing chapter books from my childhood to my school-aged kid.
Stephan is passionate about brains, accessible education, and making scientific practice more transparent and inclusive. Throughout his doctoral research, he has been active in the Dutch network of Open Science Communities and he founded OpenMR Benelux, a community working on wider adoption of open science practices in MRI research through talks, discussions, workshops and hackathons. Stephan has since continued this passion as a Research Data and Software Engineer at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany, where he works on software solutions for neuroinformatics and decentralised research data management. He also holds post-doctoral positions in the SYNC developmental neuroscience lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University in the Netherlands.
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.
Proactive, Courageous, Positive
I am trained formally in Statistics. I have worked as a Software Quality Engineer - Statistician.
PhD in Biomedical Science, with a deep appreciation for living systems at all scales, and an optimism about the lessons that humanity can take from Nature.
Enthusiastic advocate for the fundamental computational skills and practices required for reproducible research.
Kate Hertweck is a scientist and educator who endeavors to uphold core values like: diversity/equity/inclusion, accessibility of information, and learning over knowing. Their career as a scientist began in evolutionary genomics of plants, but is now focused on supporting biomedical researchers implementing reproducible computational methods and other approaches in open science.
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 theoretical linguist turned community manager for research data management and open science. I am excited about research and infrastructure and look forward to learning from OLS project leads about their projects and supporting them through their challenges!
I am an early career researcher focused on building energy use with a passion for learning about open community and open science practices that I can apply to my work. I am motivated to share academic knowledge with those who can benefit from it. I would love to see an open data community of practice including households, building practitioners and researchers.
Katharina is a PhD student at the Peer-Produced Research Lab at the Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France. She is working on the participatory design of tools to support bottom-up communities in citizen science in peer-producing knowledge. She has a background in cognitive and media science and user experience consulting and is passionate about art and illustration.
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.
PhD in medical sciences with expertise in infectious diseases and vaccines with expansive knowledge of the data driven life science industry. Proven ability to present and write clearly and persuasively, complex scientific and technical content, tailored to different audiences. Experience in inspiring, enthusing and influencing stakeholders and leading teams while navigating different cultural contexts. Extensive experience in developing strategies for national and international projects covering public-private partnerships, communication, and outreach as well as scientific programmes.
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 a Research Lab Technician in KAIMRC working on Metagenomics-based drug discovery Project. I am learning about how to apply Open Science practices in my reserach while at the same time simplify them and make them more accessible to my community.
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 OLS graduate.
I’m a PhD student researching gender stereotypes in public sector technology.
I am a tenured researcher leading a collaborative health data science research group. I also work to improve data analysis teaching and practice. I co-founded MetaDocencia, an open, collaborative, and Spanish-speaking education community. One of the roles I enjoy most is mentoring and teaching others.
Multiplicity of skills and interests, within and beyond bioinformatics research and software engineering. Strategic planning of research activities, grant application writing, project management. Commitment to open science and FAIRification, organisation of events, involved in science communication and coding and data science teaching.
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.
I am the principal investigator of the Big Data Biology Lab at Fudan University (Shanghai) since September 2018. Our group works in computational biology, with a focus on the very large-scale. See https://luispedro.org/
I have a background in both Pharmacy and History, and I combined these fields during my PhD, where I text-mined digitized newspapers to analyze historical debates on morphine. I have always had a passion for education, which is why I am so happy to be working as an open science and academic skills teacher at TU Delft library since 2021. I am excited to join this community and learn more about open science!
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 have a PhD in bird flight aerodynamics, mostly working with hawks and eagles! Now I’m working on lots of projects at The Alan Turing Institute, and feel very strongly about teaching reproducible data science especially for life scientists.
I’m Lydia, my background is in Zoology and the aerodynamics/control of bird flight. I recently joined the Alan Turing Institute as a research data scientist and have great interest in education and awareness of reproducibility in science and research. I’m a self taught programmer and have been involved with Software Carpentries and The Turing Way
He is a PhD student and his general interest lies in developing and applying computational methods and algorithms to analyze large collections of biological data. At the moment, he is participating in a research project to develop a platform for a real-time comprehensive study of viral proteomics.
Mallory is Coordinator for 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.
Role in OLS: Director of partnerships and strategy
Malvika Sharan is a Senior Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, where she leads a team of community managers and co-leads The Turing Way, a community-led handbook on data science. She is a co-founder of Open Life Science, and an active contributor of several open source/science projects. Connect with her on topics such as community building, open science, strategic collaboration and representation of marginalised members in leadership.
During my PhD, I used genetics, imaging and modelling to study the mitotic spindle in yeast. Throughout my research, software developing has always been the most enjoyable and rewarding part, so I am hoping to stir my career in that direction. Outside of work I like being in nature, hiking and reading.
Maria Andrea Gonzales is a 4th year Bioengineering undergraduate in UTEC (Lima, Peru). She is currently working in a variety of biotechnology research projects as well as science communication projects. Maria Andrea is passionate about the application of synthetic biology and protein engineering for the development of open-source therapeutics as well as a sustainable food industry.
I am a neuroscientist passionate about education and science communication. Through the OLS initiative, I’d like to convince as many young researchers as possible that open science is better science!
I received my PhD from the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster in the context of the research project ‘‘Opening Reproducible Research’’ (www.o2r.info). Today, I am working at ITC as an Open Science Officer. My job is to raise awareness for open practices and help researchers adhere to Open Science principles, including Open Data, Open Reproducible Research, Open Source Infrastructures, and Open Educational Resources. Another part of my work the co-organisation of the Open Science Community Twente, an inter-disciplinary, bottom-up community to promote, learn, share, and discuss Open Science practices.
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.
Himanshu is ML Engineer at PrepLadder, discovering User Behaviour patterns and founder of Resuminator. He works on Open Source Software and their Legal Compliance, awarded with Github Future Maintainer Award. He furthermore works on System Design and Design patterns.
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.
Research student developing point of care diagnostic tool for malaria, He’s enthusiast of open science tools with skills in R programing and other open access software for bioinformatic analysis
I am lecturer in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, West Africa. I have PhD in Building Technology from the same institution and a Masters of Science in Building Services Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. I am of the opinion that research has a pivotal role in the sustainable development of African countries.
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.
Mayya is a physicist by training, neuroscientist by experience and artist by calling. Her favourite research topics evolve around touch/pain and fluorescent tools to render invisible processes glowing. SISSA, EMBL, MCSA alumna, now an Eccentric Mentor. Her motto is: “It is..what is if?”
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
IT Whisperer, liaison between scientific & IT groups
A biohacker in progress
I am a doctoral researcher in computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex where I validate information-theoretic measures of complexity and emergence in both simulated and empirical data. I value open & reproducible research that is aligned with ethical research culture & incentives, and do my best to comply to best practices. I am a Brainhack enthusiast, and like teaching & supervision (in machine learning).
Background working in NGOs across campaigns, training and skills policy, currently situated in the Turing Institute. I’m passionate about transparency, equity and aim to carry this across my professional and personal life. I love sea swimming and very loud music!
Valentia, Honradez y Respeto
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.
A Machine Learning enthusiast willing to learn, share and giving back to the community with soft & tech skills.
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.
I’ve wandered through science (neuroscience), access to science communication (open access, preprints) and community building. I currently find myself thinking more about how the money flows, who has power and how to dismantle inequitable power structures. I also watch the numbers as treasurer for Dryad (open data).
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 .
A research translator and innovation architect in the life science industry
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.
I am the Community Researcher and Programme Coordinator for OLS. Previous to joining the OLS team, I worked on a project that questioned who gets to participate in scientific processes and in what capacity, who gets to be called “contributor”, and who gets to decide what the problems are in the first place. That project was called Vuela and we copied first and then modified an open source drone (Go Open Hardware!) with the help of many usual suspects (like researchers, open science enthusiasts) but also many very unusual suspects like adult immigrants who never went to university. My formal academic background is in humanities and social sciences, so no surprise that issues of governance, power and inequity in knowledge creation and sharing are what motivate me the most.
Patricia is currently a Research Data Specialist working at the Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh. 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.
22 years old and Bachelor in Bioengineering. I like strawberries, plants, arthropods, space and genetic modifications. Future Biohacker but not like the ones on Netflix.
I’m a Brazilian cognitive neuroscientist studying the neural architecture and dynamics of human intelligence, with a focus on elementary mathematics. I live in San Francisco and I love music, art, photography, cooking, nature and endurance sports.
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.
A Systems Biologist with wide interests in the areas on functional genomics, protein informatics and interactions. *Principal Investigator for four or more projects coalescing keywords #HypotheticalProteins #VitaminK #LncRNAs #ProstateCancer *Founder of Bioclues.org, India’s largest bioinformatics society working for mentor-mentee relationships since 2005. *Advocate #OpenAcess and #OpenSource
I’m a young degree student passionate for learning. The world that sourrounds us intrigues me and it never stops surprising me a little more every day. In my free time I love reading, skateboarding, playing futbol, studying languages like french ( <3 ) and hanging out with my friends. I’m looking forward to meeting you!
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)
Former university professor and researcher. IT specialist for R&D in bioinformatics. Wikipedian and open culture enthusiast.
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.
I am the community manager for the “AI for Science and Government” research programme at The Alan Turing Institute, with a background as a science writer communicating high-energy particle physics.
I’m a Technology Manager at Wellcome, a Research Associate at Imperial College London, and a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Kaiserslautern. I have a PhD in Statistics (specifically ML for survival analysis) from UCL and gained experience in mathematical modelling from working in Prof. Neil Ferguson’s COVID response team.
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’m a physiotherapist working in the private sector in South Africa.
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.
I am biologist. I worked with fungal genomics during my master and doctorate projects. Over my career, I organized several workshops for teaching programming skills to bioscientists, including the Brazilian Python Workshop for Biological Data. This year (2022), I will be an Ambassador in the eLife Community Ambassadors program.
I have a background in educational resource design and development, and a keen interest in exploring how to make online learning experiences as engaging as possible.
I am a Statistician by training. I have completed the Google Summer of Code 2020 with the Turing team of the Julia language organisation. Recently I have written the “R Developer’s Guide” with a funding support from the R Foundation.
I’m a molecular neuroscientist with a big interest in all about chromatin, sequencing and data analysis and more importantly…open science and reproducibility! To counteract the screen time, I play with sourdough, yoga, beer and whatever I can research about :)
Currently, I am a Research Assistant for the “Co-Creating Culturally Appropriate Research Ethics” (CARE) project at Nazarbayev University. I am also a Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research Fellow and interdisciplinary human rights researcher. For the last nine years of my research, I have studied such topics as gender, sexuality, nationalism/racism, disability, mental health issues, and epistemic (in)justice - mainly through the lenses of post/decolonial, critical pedagogical, feminist, and indigenous theories.
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.
I am a focused and motivated young researcher that has worked in Bioinformatics for four years at different laboratories. Phylogenetics and Structural Bioinformatics have been the main topics of this research experience. However, my current interests are devoted to Network Science, Complex Systems, and Machine Learning to understand different biological phenomena.
I am involved in various initiatives to empower Bioinformatics in Ecuador and Latin America.
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.
I’m a Research Data Manager, with a background in scientific curation, and cancer research. Graduate of elife innovation leaders program with OpenCIDER (Open Computational Inclusion and Digital Equity Resource) and cofounder of FAIRPoints https://www.fairpoints.org/.
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.
I am a fourth-year integrated Ph.D. student in IISER Bhopal. My interest in inverse problems is related to partial differential equations, which have broad applications in biomedical imaging.
Synthetic Biology enthusiast, brit, cat dad, motivator and baker with a sweet tooth.
I received my PhD in Neurolinguistics from Northwestern University under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia K. Thompson and completed postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) - Memory and Aging Center. My neurobiology of language and behavior (NoLaB) lab focuses on the two lines of research: the neurocognitive correlates of the lexical system and its relation with emotions and other cognitive systems.
I have a Ph.D. in Biology (neuroscience) where I acquired diverse tools for data analysis. In the last years, I became interested in the impact of new technologies and their ethical implications in Public Health
I am a PhD student interested in the intersection between human and machine intelligence. I am currently focused on brain-computer interface technologies, but I am always excited to discuss these topics at large.
Lifelong developmental geneticist with interest in synthetic biology and creating open domain tools for research
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’m a tech community manager and reformed research scientist who can never resist connecting people, sharing knowledge, and helping people recognize the value they bring to a project. I am actively involved with the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement as one of the inaugural Community Engagement Fellows, a mentor, and member. My research life involved bacteria, plants, insects, and mammals, first at the bench and then on a laptop. I was rOpenSci’s Community Manager from 2016 to 2022.
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 practice where I am from which is the MX/TX border the centres a politics of collective action and care.
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.
Rika, a 4th year undergraduate student in Bengaluru India majoring in Electronics and Communication. She is currently pursuing her project work at RRSC ISRO and is passionate about women in stem and space. She started WOAA India in 2020.
Julieta Arancio is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University (US) & the University of Bath (UK), and an associate researcher at CENIT-UNSAM in Argentina. Her research focuses on social studies of open hardware, in particular for democratization of the production of science and technology. She is a co-organizer at reGOSH, the Latin America open science hardware network, and 1/3 of the mentorship program Open Hardware Makers.
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.
Valentina Borghesani, Ph.D., is an Italian cognitive neuroscientist currently working as senior postdoctoral researcher within the CNeuroMod project at the Psychology Department of the Université de Montreal. Her research focuses on the neuro-cognitive correlates of semantic knowledge which she investigates with both neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MEG) and neuropsychological data. She deeply cares (and is very active in) bridging neuroscience & ethics, community, diversity, environment, and the arts. After a PhD in France and postdocs in California and Quebec, Valentina is starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva in September 2022.
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
I am a Doctor in Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Master in Political Science and Sociology, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), and Anthropologist (UBA). I have extensive experience in interdisciplinary research and intervention projects on free technologies, co-production of knowledge, and data. I’m currently working as a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Science, Technology, and Innovation (CIECTI) in the area of Digital Economy and the ARPHAI project. Also, I am an activist for Free Software and Knowledge, and I enjoy working in heterogeneous and interdisciplinary teams where we all learn from each other. To have into account: I reach top productivity in Spanish. I find it more difficult to work in English as it is not my native tongue.
Vicky Hellon is currently a community manager based at the Turing Institute, working on the Turing-Roche partnership. She has a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Sheffield and previously worked for Health Data Research UK and in Open Access Publishing roles at Springer Nature and F1000Research.
I’m a very curious person who enjoy teaching and learning. My personal interests are very varied, from science, education and health to plant-based cooking, gardening and composting. Since my PhD project I have worked on different data projects and on the way I discovered I’m particularly interested in data visualization. I feel particularly motivated by projects with socio-environmental impact.
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.
A lifelong learner who turned two hobbies into careers (paper engineering and software engineering), and I want to do it for a third time. I am interested finding ways to combine my interest in science, software development, and public outreach in order to create opportunities for people to get involved in STEM regardless of their background or age.
Role in OLS: Executive director, Business and development lead
Yo is the executive director and a co-founder of OLS. As an EngD student at the University of Manchester, Yo is studying pathogen-related data sharing and sustainability of open source software. Yo is a founder of Code is Science, and previously, they were editor for the PLOS Open Source Toolkit, editor emeritus at the Journal of Open Source Software, 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.