MY JOURNEY THROUGH BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS: MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS
From my roots and growing passion for nature an biology, I will share with you my career pathway and the progression that brought me from an evolutionary field biologists to bioinformatics and a passion for building communities, working and engaging with others to achieve goals, share experiences and best practice in bioinformatics. More than ever, in the era of Next Generation Sequencing and OMICs we need to proactively create the opportunities and activities towards bridging the gap between biologists and computational researchers. Similarly, best practice in programming, storing, annotating and sharing data are crucial towards reproducibility and open science. I will also give you an overview of The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), in Norwich, UK where I am currently a member of its Senior Management team and lead the 361° Division on Scientific Training, Education and Learning.
Biography: Before her current post at TGAC, Vicky was the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) User Training Coordinator. Prior to joining EMBL-EBI in 2007 she held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Bern and the Institute for Aquatic Sciences (EAWAG) and postdocs at the University of Zurich and University of Rome (Torvergata). She studied biology at the University of Rome and obtained her PhD on the evolution of sex at the University of Leiden (NL) and Lyon (France). Vicky played a key role in the creation and establishment of the Bioinformatics Training Network (BTN) which has now evolved into the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET). For more information, see: http://www.tgac.ac.uk/training-outreach/vicky-schneider/.