After his PhD in bioinformatics at the University of Birmingham, Alex Upton completed a Marie-Curie postdoctoral position at the Bitlab group at the University of Malaga. His research there involved extensive collaboration with local hospitals, in order to analyse clinical data using computationally intensive methods to identify potential biomarkers of interest. In addition, he was involved in the proposal development and coordination of the training areas of the H2020 project Elixir EXCELERATE. After that, he joined ETHZ Scientific IT Services in 2016 as a Community Project Manager, and was involved in the Swiss national projects EnhanceR, DLCM, and He joined the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in July 2019, where he works as a Research Project Manager, and is actively involved in the European initiatives PRACE-6IP and the Human Brain Project.
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