8 - 9 March 2016

Brussels, Belgium

Dean Flanders, FMI & SwiNG

Head of IT at Friedrich Miescher Institute & SwiNG President

Dean Flanders
Dean is Head of IT at Friedrich Miescher Institute. He has an education in chemistry and biochemistry, and IT experience in industrial as well as academic environments. His role is responsible for defining and implementing    the IT strategy for 360 scientists by supporting the IT needs of research groups and technology platforms such as DNA sequencing, proteomics, imaging, bioinformatics, and animal facility. This includes running the IT infrastructure for supporting desktops, laptops, and instrument computers, with a mixture of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.  As well as a storage environment, a campus network interconnected with partner networks, and over 100 servers. He also helped co-found the Basel Computational Biology Center (BC2) as a high performance computing environment to enable access to computational resources.

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