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RUTH BASTOW

Earlham Institute Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UZ, UK

Ruth received her BSc at Sheffield University and her Ph.D at the University of Warwick. She has recently taken up the post of Head of ELIXIR UK Coordination Office at the Earlham Institute, which acts a focal point for UK activities under the ELIXIR umbrella (data, tools, compute, standards and training in the biological sciences) and provides a bridge to the larger European wide ELIXIR project that brings together a wide range of resources (databases, software tools, teaching materials, cloud storage and supercomputers) in the life sciences from across Europe.

Ruth previously served as the Executive Director for the Global Plant Council and has been involved in the DivSeek Initiative from its inception, including most recently acting as the Interim Coordinator for the Initiative from March 2016 – June 2017. She would like to continue to support and contribute to DivSeek as member of the steering committee.

Ruth has a strong background in plant sciences and over the last decade has been involved in a number of data standards, interoperability and ontology projects.