Ewan Birney

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Ewan Birney
Dr Ewan Birney FRS.jpg
Ewan Birney in 2014, portrait courtesy of the Royal Society
Born John Frederick William Birney[1][2][3]
December 1972 (age 43)[4][5][6]
Paddington, London[5]
Alma mater
Thesis Sequence alignment in bioinformatics (2000)
Doctoral advisor Richard Durbin[8]
Doctoral students
Other notable students Mikhail Spivakov (postdoc)[24][25][26]
Known for
Notable awards
Spouse Barley Birney (née Laycock) (m. 2003)[5][42]
Children Two[5]

John Frederick William Birney (born 1972)[5][6] FRS[39] FMedSci[41] is joint Director with Rolf Apweiler of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI),[43][44][45][46] part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. He is also an Associate Faculty member at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute[47] and an Honorary Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Cambridge.[48] Birney has made significant contributions to the analysis of genomes. Through his development of innovative bioinformatics and computational biology tools, researchers around the world are able to predict and annotate regions of interest in DNA with speed and confidence.[35]


Birney was educated at Eton College as an Oppidan Scholar where he studied GCE Advanced Levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Art.[5][49] Before going to university, Birney completed a gap year internship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory supervised by James Watson[6][34] and Adrian Krainer.[34][50][51] He acted as a bookmaker to the genomics community, taking bets on estimates of the total number of genes (and so-called "junk DNA"[52]) in the human genome.[34][53][54]

Birney completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry at Balliol College, Oxford in 1996[5][6][55] followed by a PhD at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, supervised by Richard Durbin[8] as postgraduate student of St John's College, Cambridge.[56][57] During his university education[when?] he completed an internship in financial services in the City of London for the Swiss Bank Corporation.[34][49]


Birney is one of the founders of the Ensembl genome browser and other databases, and has played a key role in many large-scale genomics projects, notably the sequencing of the Human Genome in 2000 and the analysis of genome function in the ENCODE project.[54][58] He has played a role in annotating the genome sequences of the human,[59] mouse,[60] chicken[61] and several other organisms. His research group focuses on genomic algorithms and inter-individual differences in human and other animal species.[42][43][46][52][62][63][64][65][66][67]

Birney is known for his role in the ENCODE consortium.[7][54][68][69][70][71][72] Prior to the ENCODE project, Birney has been involved in the creation of a number of widely used bioinformatics and computational biology tools, either directly (PairWise,[28] GeneWise,[29] GenomeWise,[30]), or in collaboration with students and postdocs, e.g. Exonerate[31] (with Guy Slater), Enredo (Javier Herrero[73]), Pecan (Benedict Paten[18]), the Velvet assembler (Daniel Zerbino[74] ) and CRAM (Markus Hsi-Yang Fritz,[11] Rasko Leinonen[75] and Vadim Zalunin). Birney has also contributed to several other projects including the Pfam[76] database, InterPro,[77] BioPerl,[78][79] and HMMER[80] and Ensembl[81] toolkits.

As of 2015 Birney's research group focuses on genomic algorithms and studying inter individual differences, in both human and other species. He has supervised several PhD students and postdocs that have worked in his laboratory.[9][11][12][16][18][19][20][23][82] This research has been funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC)[83] the Wellcome Trust and the European Union.[84] Birney is also a consultant to Oxford Nanopore Technologies[85] and on the scientific advisory board of The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich.[86][87]

Awards and honours[edit]

Birney has won several awards: In 2003, he gave the inaugural Francis Crick Lecture at the Royal Society:

In 2005, Birney was awarded the Overton Prize by the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB):

In 2005 Birney was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award in Bioinformatics:

Birney was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2014.[2][35] His certificate of election and candidature reads

In 2015, Birney was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci). His citation on election reads:

In 2014, Birney was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from Brunel University London in recognition of his service to science.[89] In 2002, Birney was named as one of the MIT Technology Review TR100 top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35:[90] Birney was also awarded EMBO Membership[37] in 2012.[38]

Personal life[edit]

Birney is married to Barley Birney (née Laycock)[42] with two children.[5] He appeared on a special Christmas edition of University Challenge in 2014 representing Balliol College, Oxford with Charlotte Higgins and Alan Beith.[91]


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