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Professor Susanna-Assunta SansoneProfessor of Data Readiness; Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre; University’s Academic Lead for Research Practice; Honorary Member, Magdalen College

She completed a Diploma (1997) and PhD (2000) in Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital, of the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.

In 1999, she joined an Imperial spin off (Microscience Ltd. now Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.) to work as a Senior Scientist on the molecular characterization of a vaccine strain. In 2001, she moved to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI, Cambridge) where she worked as a Project and Team Coordinator and Principal Investigator in research data management.

Susanna moved to Oxford in October 2010 as Principal Investigator at the Oxford e-Research Centre. In 2013 she was appointed to her current position of Associate Director of Oxford e-Research Centre, she was conferred the title of Associate Professor in 2017 and of Full Professor of Data Readiness in 2021. Since 2022, she is also University’s Academic Lead for Research Practice, part of the Research Culture programme of work.

Since 2012 she is also a consultant for Nature Research Group at Springer Nature, and the founding editor of its Scientific Data journal.