Full Name
Andy Yates
Job title
Team Leader
Speaker bio
Andy Yates is a Team Leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI); near Cambridge, UK. In this role, he coordinates interface development, data access APIs, production support, outreach and training for the Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org) and Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) projects. Ensembl is one of the primary methods researchers access human genome annotation in a free and open source environment. Andy co-leads the Genomic Knowledge Standards GA4GH work stream, which develop, adopt, and adapt standards-based components to enable the exchange of reference genomic information through common schemas and APIs within a clinical setting via standards such as VR and VA. He is involved in the development of three emerging products to define collections of sequences, enable the discovery of sequence names and to model sequence annotation. All three are being co-developed with the Large Scale Genomics team.

Andy was educated at the University of Manchester gaining a BSc(Hons) in Pharmacology and a MSc in Bioinfomatics before joining the Cancer Genome Project at the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK.
Andy Yates