Dr alex garciaMember since: 09 October 2016
Alexander is a bioinformatician addressing issues in knowledge engineering, interoperability and knowledge discovery in the biomedical domain. In 2015 Alexander Garcia was awarded with a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship for his research project KOPAR –addressing the problem of delivering infrastructure to facilitate the aggregation of scientific information in scholarly communication and e-science infrastructure. Alexander collaborates with the Leibniz Institute for Information in Psychology, ZPID addressing the problem of the paper of the future in Psychology. Alexander is also one of the initiators of the Smart Protocols project, addressing the problem of standardization, semantics and information retrieval of experimental protocols in life sciences –collaborating with the DBCLS in Japan. Alexander has consulted for various publishers addressing issues in ontologies, discovery and semantic technology. For instance, at the American Psychological Association, Alexander worked as an ontologyst, at the Cochrane Collaboration he is defining the semantic annotation for presenting and discovering Cochrane medical evidence. Alexander started LinkindData, a startup developing prototypes for open science products. Alexander coordinated the development of the integrative ontology layer for the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC) digital library. In addition, he was the leader in the design and development of Biotea -RDF and semantic annotation infrastructure for the full content open access subset of PubMed Central. Alexander has also worked for the Center for International Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), where he coordinated standardization efforts and the development of an internal Laboratory Information Management System.