Chris Evelo new co-leader of ELIXIR Interoperability platform

Chris Evelo (Maastricht University) is the new co-leader of the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform, replacing Barend Mons. Chris will be leading the Interoperability Platform together with Helen Parkinson (EMBL-EBI) and Carole Goble (ELIXIR-UK).

The ELIXIR Interoperability Platform‘s objectives are to:

  • define agreements on identifiers and machine processable (meta)data descriptions with data providers and knowledge bases;
  • consolidate existing Interoperability Services to support: (i) machine processable identity, data formats, experimental reporting guidelines, knowledge representations, and (ii) resource operational practices for transparent releases, versioning, provenance, and updates;
  • implement data interoperability between selected resources;
  • run a programme of Bring Your Own Data ‘bootcamps’.

Dr. Chris Evelo is the head of the Department of Bioinformatics – BiGCaT at Maastricht University. He is author and co-author of more than 70 publications in the field of bioinformatics, systems biology and toxicology. His main research focus is on integrative systems biology. He uses modern bioinformatics approaches to understand different types of genomics, metabolomics and large scale genetics data by combining it with what we already know. Dr. Evelo has a very active role in ELIXIR-NL.


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