Boris Adryan

Cambridge, UK
University of Cambridge

Boris Adryan is a research group leader at the University of Cambridge and deals with “big data” in molecular biology. Looking back at almost 15 years in computational biology, his job changed from making sense of one gene to making sense of ten thousand genes, and from fighting for one of the first CD-ROMs with the fly genome sequence to downloading ten thousand human genomes over the internet. His research focuses on data integration and machine learning and is largely enabled by a community that has very early recognised the importance of data standards, data sharing, meta-data and ontologies.