Dr Matthew Hartley

Support Specialist Head of Informatics

Matthew is Head of Informatics at the John Innes Centre.

His team provides expertise and training in the areas where science and computing interact. This includes bioinformatics, computational bioimaging, scientific computing infrastructure and data management.

Modern biological research is increasingly reliant on computational approaches. Dramatic technological advances in sequencing and bioimage capture have led to a wealth of data to explore. Generating scientific insight from these data requires a range of complex and fast changing technical skills, capabilities and infrastructure.

Theteam works at the interface between biological and computational science to provide the best possible support, tools and expertise for making sense of these data. This involves bioinformatic analyses, data visualisation and management, and the development of pipelines and processes.

They also provide extensive training to support both the current and future generation of scientists.