Node coordinator
Leads and coordinators

John Hancock is Node Coordinator of ELIXIR-UK. After a PhD in Genetics at Edinburgh John had a long career in research in computational biology that included being a group leader at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Reader in Computational Biology at Royal Holloway University of London and Head of Bioinformatics at the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit. He was bioinformatics lead on the EUMODIC and EUMORPHIA mouse phenotyping projects and the preparatory phases of INFRAFRONTIER and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. He was a coordinator of the CASIMIR project that produced high profile recommendations on data and biological material sharing and the Interphenome group that worked on standardising phenotype descriptions for mouse.

His research interests include evolutionary genome analysis with special emphasis on repetitive DNA and protein sequences, and semantic biology, especially ontologies for phenotype description and infrastructure for phenotype data. In 2013 he moved to BBSRC as Head of Strategy for Genomics, Data and Technologies and in 2015 he moved to TGAC to take up his role in ELIXIR-UK.

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