Marco Roos’s research focus is on applying and making applicable state-of-the-art computer science to enhance biomedical research. My biological interest is in understanding the role of the genome and chromatin in the functioning of the cell and recently translational research, especially of rare diseases. After including computer science in my MSc in molecular biology, I have worked as a multidisciplinary researcher in research groups in biology and computer science. Now, as group leader of the research group of prof. Dr. Barend Mons, I lead the research and development of knowledge discovery methods and their application for human genetics research by the BioSemantics group of the Human Genetics Department at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).
Mark Thompson is a Postdoc in the Biosemantics group, which is part of the Human Genetics department of the Leiden University Medical Center. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam in 2012 and has expertise in hardware and software architecture (co-)design, computational aspects of knowledge discovery, data management, data modeling and data infrastructure. Previously working for the OpenPHACTS and RDConnect projects, now Mark is developing FAIR data infrastructure with DTL as part of the ODEX4All project and within the LUMC in the role of “FAIR data steward”. He has served as Linked Data expert/trainer at Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) events.