Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 06 Dec - Thu 11 Dec, 2008
(Session 460)

Tim Hubbard Tim Hubbard (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom

Wellcome Trust

Head of Informatics, Human Genome Analysis group, The Sanger Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge (invited)

Tim Hubbard is responsible for the information division of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. He is joint PI of the Ensembl genome annotation project, which is the world’s leading database and access point for the human genome sequence. The Institute was responsible for determining a third of the human genome and with the Wellcome Trust led the policy of immediate release of sequence data into the public domain. He has become a leading advocate of the benefits of open access and open data release for science and society as a whole. He is actively involved in government, NGO and industry discussions regarding intellectual property, innovation and public health, and was one of the architects of the R&D Treaty proposal. Dr. Hubbard holds a B.A. (hons) in biochemistry from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of London.