Postdoctoral research associate
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Main Research Interests
- Microbial ecology
- Multivariate analysis
- Ontology development
My work focuses on the combination of semantics, bioinformatics, and data analysis in aid of meaningfully mobilising ecological data and detecting structure in this complex and plastic context.
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I apply omics-focused bioinformatics and multivariate statistics (see mb3is.megx.net/gustame) to the diverse data sets derived from microbial ecology investigations. I also develop resources to assist microbial ecologists in learning and effectively using these techniques.
Concurrently, I research environmental semantics and lead the Environment Ontology (ENVO; www.environmentontology.org) in support of semantically consistent data standardisation across and beyond the life sciences. I am also co-leading the Sustainable Development Goals Interface Ontology (SDGIO; github.com/SDG-InterfaceOntology/sdgio) to better link scientific output to societal goals.
My past training in biochemistry, cell biology, and marine microbiology grounds my current in silico work in biological knowledge.