Erich A Gombocz
Dr. Erich Gombocz has 35+ years experience in research, automation and data management in distributed environments, and 35+ years programming experience in instrument control, user interface, database design, scientific analysis, on-line laboratory automation, and innovative software architecture. At the Federal Institute of Food Analysis & Research, Vienna, Austria, he provided critical information to international decision-making during the Chernobyl crisis in 1986. Driven by research at the NIH (1985, 1988), he founded 1989 Lab Intelligence. From 2000-2003, he contributed at Biosentients substantially to design and implementation of the company's information technology. Focusing on semantic data integration and knowledge management in life sciences, he cofounded IO Informatics in 2003 with Bob Stanley to apply systems biology approaches to pharmaceutical and clinical decision-making. He has published 60+ scientific publications and holds several biotechnology- and software-related patents. Considered an international expert in separation science and bioinformatics and member of several professional organizations, he serves on the editorial board of scientific journals. His participation in the W3C HCLS, the Pistoia Alliance Standards Initiative and as Chair of Working Group for Best Practices in Data Sharing is testimonial for his role at the forefront of technology. As Chair of the Science Advisory Board, he focuses now on scientific applications of semantic technologies.