Co-lead TeSS
Group: 
Resource leads

Terri Attwood is Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester, UK. During the last 30 years, her research has focused on protein sequence analysis and protein family classification, leading to the development of widely used databases (e.g., PRINTS and InterPro, which are used to annotate UniProtKB/TrEMBL) and software tools (e.g., CINEMA, Utopia). More recently, an interest in the area of semantic integration of research data with scholarly publications led to the creation of a Utopia spin-off – Utopia Documents – which underpinned the 'The Semantic Biochemical Journal' published by Portland Press. Other current projects include Lazarus, which aims to resurrect the data and knowledge sequestered in life-science literature; CHARME, which aims to increase the awareness of the need for standards, and facilitate reuse and interoperability of research data in the life sciences; and ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, which aims to accelerate the implementation of Europe’s life-science data infrastructure.

She is also a keen educator and trainer: she wrote the first introductory bioinformatics text-book, and her third book was published during the summer of 2016. In 2012, she led the initiative to create the GOBLET Foundation (the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training), and she currently leads EXCELERATE's Training e-Support System (TeSS) subtask.

Terri Attwood