Dr. Phillip Lord is a computing scientist with 20 years of world-leading expertise in bio-medical data handling. Originally a geneticist, he moved to informatics after this PhD and has worked on data integration for patient dysmorphology, comparative genomics and neurosciences.
He has contributed to many data and reporting standards. He is a world-expert on the use of ontologies, pioneered the use of semantic similarity metrics in biology, and is now exploring novel methodologies for knowledge formalisation. He will use this expertise, as part of the Portabolomics project to help describe and formalise the data generating by the project and pre-existing, to support the analysis, use and downstream dissemination. In short, he will help the project move from data and toward knowledge.