Ola received his Ph.D. from Uppsala University in 2009 on the topic of software and data integration in the life sciences. He did postgraduate studies at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and University of Helsinki, Finland and received his Docent in 2013 from Uppsala University. Ola is currently employed as Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences where he leads a research group in “Data-intensive and translational bioinformatics.” Ola is also guest researcher at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, where is part of the “e-Science for Cancer Prevention and Control” flagship project at the Swedish e-Science Research Center (SeRC).
I am convinced that collaborative efforts are required to overcome the challenges we face in science today, and that open source and open standards are integral components in this effort.
“A key focus of my research has always been cheminformatics, and in particular ligand-based predictive modeling applied to pharmacology, toxicology and metabolism. In later years I have come to focus more on data-intensive methods and how high-performance and cloud computing e-infrastructures as well as scientific workflows and Big Data frameworks can improve data integration and modeling, and also enable translational research. I am convinced that collaborative efforts are required to overcome the challenges we face in science today, and that open source and open standards are integral components in this effort.”
We are sure that Journal of Cheminformatics, with its focus on open source and open data, and the open-access model of all SpringerOpen journals, will be a great match for this philosophy, and are excited to be able to work with Ola on the journal.
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