The ELIXIR Hub is delighted that Serena Scollen and Norman Morrison have joined the team.
Serena takes up the post of ELIXIR Head of Human Genomics and Translational Data. She will lead the development and implementation of an ELIXIR-wide Human Data strategy.
She will oversee the management (access, infrastructure and security), archiving (sustainability) and responsible sharing of human data consented for reuse in scientific research. She will also develop partnerships across the human genomics community and work with technical experts from the ELIXIR Nodes.
Serena joins us from Pfizer where she was a Director and Head of UK Genetics. In this role, she led and implemented a genetic and precision medicine strategy to support drug target selection and clinical programmes for the Pain and Sensory Disorders Research Unit. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and focused her earlier research career on the genetic susceptibility to disease.
Norman takes up the post of ELIXIR Technical Lead for the Interoperability Platform. Working closely with the Interoperability Platform leadership team, he will play a key role in the development of a long-term interoperability strategy and architecture for ELIXIR.
A major focus of this role will be working with partners in ELIXIR Member States and our core data resources to ensure long-term viable data and metadata management approaches based on open community standards.
Norman joins us from The University of Manchester where he was a project manager as part of the eScience group led by ELIXIR UK Head of Node, Prof Carole Goble. In this role he led the project management and technical development of a number of European projects, covering disciplines from Biodiversity to Systems and Synthetic biology. He has a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Manchester and has a background in the development of tools, standards and ontologies for the analysis and management of omic data, particularly in association with the Genomic Standards Consortium.
For the full staff list see the ELIXIR Hub page.