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Richard Durbin, PhD

Position: Informatics Director
Categories: management

Richard is a Professor in the Department of Genetics at Cambridge University and Associate Faculty of the Wellcome Sanger Institute. A pioneer in genome sequencing and bioinformatics for over 25 years, he has developed sequence data analysis tools that are now standards in the field, including the alignment software bwa and the SAM/BAM format which underpin most clinical genomic data analysis. Richard has also made significant contributions to the Ensembl resource for vertebrate genome annotation, and the TreeFam and Pfam databases and led the international 1000 Genomes Project and the UK 10K Genome Project. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of EMBO.

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