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Williamson, Keith Edward
DE-EMBL ID-P-WIL01 · Person · 1948-01-12/

Williamson was born in Camberwell, London (GB) on 12 January 1948, and grew up in Bermondsey, London. His family later moved to Dartford, Kent, where he completed his education in 1966. He spent the majority of his career working for the British government before joining EMBL in 2001, from which he retired in December 2015.

As a parting gift to EMBL, he offered EMBL a large statue of the letter G, located at EMBL in Heidelberg. Alongside the initials of the Advanced Training Centre (ATC), the G represents guanine when A, T and C stand for adenine, thymine and cytosine respectively, forming the four nucleobases of DNA.

Suck Group
IB-SUC01 · Institutional body · 1982-2009

The Suck Group, led by Dietrich Suck, was active from 1982 until Suck's retirement in 2009. It formed part of the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg.

Stelzer, Ernst Hans Karl
DE-EMBL ID-P-STE01 · Person · 1959/

Stelzer was born and brought up in Frankfurt-am-Main, DE in 1959. Between 1977 and 1982, he was a student of Physics at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, before obtaining his Diploma (German Diplom) in 1983 from the Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, also in Frankfurt. Stelzer then joined EMBL as a PhD student in Physical Instrumentation and his PhD was awarded by Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, in Heidelberg, DE. His thesis was entitled "Zur Bedeutung des konfokal arrangierten Rasterlichtmikroskops in der Molekularbiologie." Between 1986 and 1987, Stelzer was a postdoctoral fellow in Physical Instrumentation, before becoming a Project Leader in 1987 and then a Group Leader in 1989.

In 2009, Stelzer took up a position of Principal Investigator at Goethe University in Frankfurt. He left EMBL in 2011 to take up a post of Professor in the Life Sciences, again at Goethe-Universität.

O'Donovan, Claire
DE-EMBL ID-P-ODO01 · Person

O'Donovan is a specialist of biocuration. She joined the EMBL Data Library in 1993, following a BSc (Hons) degree in biochemistry and a diploma in computer science from the University College Cork, Ireland. In 1994, she moved to the new EMBL site, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Hinxton, GB. In 2019, she is reponsible for the Metabolomics Team: her team is responsible for the MetaboLights database (https://www.ebi.ac.uk/metabolights/). O'Donovan was also responsible for the Protein Function Content team and the biocuration of the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) databases. These include UniProt (https://www.uniprot.org), the Gene Ontology Annotation project (https://www.uniprot.org/help/uniprotkb) and the Enzyme Portal (https://www.ebi.ac.uk/enzymeportal/).

Mattaj, Iain William
DE-EMBL ID-P-MAT01 · Person · 1952-10-05/

Mattaj was born in St Andrews, Scotland, GB in 1952.

Karsenti, Éric
DE-EMBL ID-P-KAR01 · Person · 1948-09-10/

Eric Karsenti was born in Paris (FR). After growing up in Paris, he attended the University of Paris (becoming the University Paris-VII in 1971) between 1967 and 1972, receiving a degree in sciences. Between 1972 and 1979, he carried out doctoral research in immunocytochemistry at the Institut Pasteur. He was awarded a doctorate (thèse dÉtat) in 1979 for his thesis entitled "Le rôle de la membrane plasmique et du cytosquelette dans la stimulation des lymphocytes par la Concanavaline A: recherche d'interactions entre le cytosquelette, la membrane plasmique et le génôme." In 1976, he had been recruited by the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). Between 1979 and 1981, he worked at the Institut Pasteur as a researcher in cell and molecular biology, before taking up a postdoctoral position at the University of California, San Francisco (1981-1984). He then worked at the CNRS Centre for Experimental Cytology (Centre de cytologie expérimentale) in Paris (1984-1985) before moving to EMBL in Heidelberg in 1985.

Working in the Cell Biology Programme, Karsenti’s group researched the microtubules’ organization during the cell cycle. From 1994 to 1997, jointly with Christian Boulin, he is the programme coordinator for the Physical Instrumentation/Cell Biophysics Programme (then the Cell Biophysics Programme from 1995 to 1997). In 1998, the Cell Biophysics Programme became the Cell Biology and Biophysics Programme, and Karsenti became its programme coordinator until 2009. (In 2009, he shared this position with Jan Ellenberg.) In 2010, he became a Senior Scientist at EMBL and in 2014, Karsenti became a Visiting Scientist at EMBL.

During his time at EMBL, Karsenti’s research continued to focus on the organization of the cell during its cycle.

Between 2000 and 2003, he was also the director of the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris.

In 2009, Karsenti began working on Tara Oceans, a scientific expedition seeking to understand the key role and place of marine microorganisms in global ecosystems. Between 2009 and 2013, the expedition sailed the global ocean to gather specimens from more than 210 stations.

He was elected to EMBO in 1993, and in 2015, he was awarded the CNRS Gold Medal (Médaille d’Or du CNRS).