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UniProt key staff

Cecilia N. Arighi, Ph.D.
Team Lead Curation (PIR)
Dr. Arighi joined the Protein Information Resource (PIR) as a biocurator in 2005 when she was appointed as a research assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology. Since 2009 she is a research assistant professor at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Delaware (UD). Dr. Arighi is leader of the curation efforts at PIR, where she is overseeing manual entry curation, and rule curation for automatic annotation. She is involved in other projects synergistic with UniProt activities, such as Protein Ontology and text mining for biocuration.

Alex Bateman, Ph.D.
Head of Protein Sequence Resources (EMBL-EBI)
In 2012 Dr. Bateman joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and became head of the Protein Sequence Resources group. Together with Dr. Rolf Apweiler he oversees the UniProt project, bringing in 15 years of experience in the development of protein and RNA family databases.

Lydie Bougueleret, Ph.D.
Operation Director (SIB)
In 2005 Dr. Bougueleret became co-director of the Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva, directed by Dr. Amos Bairoch at the time. Since 2009 she is co-director to Dr. Ioannis Xenarios, and with him she oversees the operational aspects of Swiss-Prot at SIB, as well as its strategic development.

Alan J. Bridge, Ph.D.
Head of Automation (SIB)
Dr. Bridge joined the Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva in 2004, where he worked as a biocurator and in the Quality Assurance Department. In 2008 he became jointly responsible for the integration of all manually curated UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries, and in 2009 he was made head of the Department of Automation and Enhancements, which groups all transversal annotation programs of the Swiss-Prot group.

Hongzhan Huang, Ph.D.
Team Lead Bioinformatics (PIR)
Dr. Huang joined the Protein Information Resource (PIR) in Washington in 1999. At PIR, he worked as senior bioinformatics scientist, and in 2002 he became research assistant professor for biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), and in 2009 research associate professor for computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware (UD). Dr. Huang is the bioinformatics team lead at PIR, and in the UniProt project he works on the bioinformatics infrastructure.

Michele Magrane, B.Sc. (Hons.)
Curation Coordinator (EMBL-EBI)
In 1997, Michele Magrane joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge as a Swiss-Prot database curator. In 2001, she became Swiss-Prot curation coordinator, and, since 2002, she has held the position of UniProt curation coordinator at EMBL-EBI. She oversees the running of the EMBL-EBI UniProt curation group and is responsible for curator training, quality control and documentation.

Maria J. Martin, Ph.D.
Team Leader (Development) (EMBL-EBI)
Dr. Martin joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge as a database programmer in 1996 and was involved in the development of Swiss-Prot’s supplement TrEMBL. In 1999, she became sequence database group coordinator at EMBL-EBI and was responsible for the software development of the TrEMBL production and the migration to the ORACLE Database Management System. In 2009, Dr. Martin was promoted to team leader UniProt development. She is responsible for the UniProt software and database development at EMBL-EBI and oversees the work of the UniProt programming and bioinformatics team.

Peter B. McGarvey, Ph.D.
Scientific Coordinator (PIR)
Dr. McGarvey joined the Protein Information Resource (PIR) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington in 2005, when he was appointed research associate professor for biochemistry and molecular & cellular biology. He is a senior bioinformatics scientist, and for the UniProt project, Dr. McGarvey works on large proteomics data sets and project coordination at PIR. He is also involved in outreach and dissemination.

Claire O’Donovan, B.Sc. (Hons.), Dip. Comp. Sci.
Team Leader (Content) (EMBL-EBI)
In 1993 Claire O’Donovan joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge as Swiss-Prot database curator and was involved in the development of Swiss-Prot’s supplement TrEMBL. In 1999, she became a Sequence Database Group coordinator, and in 2002, the UniProt coordinator (curation). In 2009, Claire O’Donovan was promoted to team leader UniProt content, and she is now responsible at EMBL-EBI for the content of the UniProt databases, and oversees UniProt and Gene Ontology (GO) curators. She is responsible for manual and automatic protein annotation.

Sylvain Poux, Ph.D.
Head of Curation (SIB)
Dr. Poux joined the Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva in 2002. After working as biocurator, and involvement in quality assurance and defining annotation rules, he became in 2009 head of the Annotation and Integration Department of the Swiss-Prot group at SIB. Dr. Poux is in charge of the manual curation at SIB.

Manuela Pruess, Ph.D.
Project Coordinator
In 2001 Dr. Pruess joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge as Swiss-Prot curation coordinator, and in 2004 she became cooperation coordinator. She moved to the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva in 2010, where she works as UniProt project coordinator, following up on the general project development, and coordinating progress reports and meetings.

Nicole Redaschi, Ph.D.
Head of Development (SIB)
In 1996 Dr. Redaschi joined the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge as a database developer, and in 1998 she was promoted to head of database applications. She moved to the Swiss-Prot group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Geneva in 2002, where she became coordinator of database software development, and in 2009 Dr. Redaschi was made head of the Software Development Department. She is responsible for the UniProt development at the SIB and oversees the work of the software development team.