Dr Papatheodorou will join the Institute from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge, where she currently leads the Gene Expression team.
Her Group at EMBL-EBI focuses on gene expression analyses at both tissue and single cell level across a number of species. She also oversees the delivery of tools and services for the submission, archiving, analysis, and visualisation of functional genomics experiments.
In her new role as the Head of Data Science, she will spearhead the strategic development of the Earlham Institute’s data management and analyses infrastructure, as well as leading her own programme of impactful research.
Professor Neil Hall, Director of the Earlham Institute, said: “We’re really excited to have Dr Papatheodorou joining us. She brings a wealth of leadership, experience, and a passion for data-intensive bioscience - one of the areas that defines the Earlham Institute.
“Irene will be leading interdisciplinary, internationally-recognised programmes of innovative research. Her new group will undertake data science for bioscience research, focusing on cellular genomics - work that is fundamental to the Earlham Institute’s mission and stands to benefit the wider life science research community.”