What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your line of research
I did my PhD in integrative structural biology and metabolism research. During that time, I performed a large number of NMR-based metabolomics experiments for different collaboration partners which was challenging to manage. Currently, I am employed as a postdoctoral researcher in data stewardship where I am deploying a cyberinfrastructure to ensure transparent, reproducible, biological research. In addition, I am also involved in biological research projects in the life sciences (e.g. caloric restriction mimetics) where I am mainly contributing with bioinformatics data analysis.
What are you excited about in science communication?
In my current position, I am working a lot with researchers to help them with research data management and data analytics tools. In this job, it is essential to transfer the knowledge about research concepts and data to technical staff in order to develop community-driven tools that offer exactly what researchers need. This science communication ensures that technical infrastructures are not only implemented, but co-creation and open participation of researchers in the implementation process foster the cultural change that is needed.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I chose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program to get involved in a community interested in improving transparency and communication of life science research. As a data steward, I am mainly focusing on research data management and reproducible research, however, I am keen to learn more about the preprint landscape and innovative ways to publish. This will help me spread the world amongst the research community I am working with.
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