Friends of BioVeL

pissenlitlr'Friends of BioVeL' are projects and organizations that support the objectives of the BioVeL project to deploy robust (Web) services for biodiversity analysis and workflows, and to encourage adoption of the workflow approach towards in-silico processing and analysis of biodiversity data.

Friends of BioVeL are those individuals, projects and organizations that are not formal partners in the BioVeL project consortium but with whom BioVeL wishes to establish strong two-way mutually supportive relations.

To become a friend of BioVeL, please contast us at


Current Friends of BioVeL

Environmental Information Data Centre
at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
John Watkins, Head of Environmental Informatics

Flanders Marine Institute
representing LifeWatch Belgium
Francisco (Tjess) Hernandez, Manager, Data Centre

Genomics Standards Consortium (GSC)
Dawn Field, Chair of GSC
Norman Morrison, co-Chair of Biodiversity Working Group

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Samy Gaiji, Senior Programme Officer for Science and Scientific Liaison

GBIF France
Anne-Sophie Archambaud, Node manager

Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR)
Vasileios Lykousis, vice President of HCMR

Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC)
Antonios Magoulas, Director of IMBBG
Christos Arvanitidis, LifeWatch Greece Coordinator

Alastair Culham, Project Coordinator
Magda Sitko, Project Manager 

Institute for Computer Science and Control (MTA SZTAKI, Hungary)
Jozsef Kovacs, Desktop Grid Team leader at MTA SZTAKI
Attila Marosi, Manager of the EDGeS@home volunteer project

International Desktop Grid Federation (IDGF)
Peter Kacsuk, Chairman of IDGF
Robert Lovas, Coordinator of the IDGF - Support Project

Wouter Los, Project Coordinator

LifeWatch Greece
Christos Arvanitidis, Coordinator 

MACSUR (Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security)
Martin Köchy, Project Manager

Micro B3 (Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology)
Frank Oliver Glöckner, Project Coordinator

Soraya Sierra, Project Coordinator

Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Marc Pollet, Head of the Information and Data Center (IDC)
Gert Van Spaendonk, Information Architect
Bart Aelterman, LifeWatch Data Manager
Peter Desmet, LifeWatch Project Coordinator

Swedish LifeWatch
Ulf Gardenfors, Managing Director Swedish LifeWatch
Oskar Kindvall

Vincent Smith, Coordinator for ViBRANT
Neil Caithness
David Roberts




19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.