About

We provide powerful capabilities for complete omics analytical pipelines, including next-generation sequencing and mass spectrometry for biomolecular analysis, through project design, data generation, analytics and knowledge extraction. We also specialise in the design and construction of omics software for data analysis and knowledge management.

Team

The company was founded by academics from the University of Liverpool and the Earlham Institute: Prof Andy Jones, Prof Christiane Hertz-Fowler, Prof Neil Hall and Prof Francesco Falciani.


Andy Jones

Andy Jones is a Professor of bioinformatics, with particular interest in the development of new approaches and software for interpreting omics data. His research group has built several popular packages for proteomics data analysis, some of which are now being commercialised via Omic Analytics. He also has a strong interest in mechanisms for analysis and integration of multi-omics (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics), workflow software and cloud-based solutions. Lastly, he has expertise around databases, data curation, knowledge management and data standards - for example playing a leading role in the Proteomics Standards Initiative for many years.

Neil Hall

Neil gained a PhD in Genetics from The University of Liverpool before entering the field of genomics, specialising in the genomics of infectious disease over the past decade. He has led projects at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in the US, including the efforts to sequence the genome of Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. His current research interests range from investigating the genetics of pathogen population structures to developing genomic tools to assay complex genomes such as wheat. His work is funded by BBSRC, The Wellcome Trust, NERC and MRC. He is now Director of the Earlham Institute.

Christiane Hertz-Fowler

Christiane graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1995 with a degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology. During her undergraduate degree she developed an interest in parasitology, which led to doctoral work on the life cycle differentiation and cytoskeleton of the African Trypanosome, completing a PhD and post-doctoral work in 1999 in Professor Keith Gull's group. Christiane subsequently moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 2001, where she was involved in, and more recently led, the management, annotation and analysis of trypanosomatid genome projects as well as the development of accompanying database resources. In 2009, Christiane moved to the University of Liverpool, where she is now a Professor and manager of the Centre for Genomic Research. Her research is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Francesco Falciani

Francesco is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool. After a postdoc in Genetics at the University of Cambridge he started his career as Bioinformatics group leader in Glaxo Wellcome where he was responsible for the development of data mining tools for the analysis of functional genomics data. Later he moved to Lorantis as Head of Target Discovery where he was responsible for the identification of molecular targets in the area of inflammation.

As an academic Francesco is interested in developing novel computational approaches in systems biology and in the application of these techniques to complex biological systems. He is particularly interested in the integration of complex datasets spanning different levels of biological complexity.

Projects in Francesco's research group range from modelling the effect of pollutants in the environment to cancer and ageing. Research in his lab is funded by UK research councils, the European commission and by a number of industry partners.


John Jones

CFO and Company Secretary: John Jones is a former public company finance director and company secretary for 25 years (£200m turnover), now supporting businesses in early stages of development

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