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Open Targets

Translational Informatics Director



Ellen McDonagh is the Informatics Science Director of Open Targets. She oversees and develops the Open Targets informatics research programme, which brings together relevant data on drug targets, enabling seamless exploration by drug discovery scientists. Ellen also collaborates closely with a number of industry partners.

Ellen joined EMBL-EBI from Genomics England where she was the Head of Curation and Pharmacogenomics and helped pioneer a crowd-sourcing platform (PanelApp) for the expert review and curation of gene panels and led projects to expand the scope of information analysed in patient genomes.

Alongside her role within Open Targets, Ellen sits on the Science and Industry Advisory Board (SIAB) for ELIXIR-UK and the Steering Committee for The UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network, and will continue as a member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium.


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