I am currently Senior Scientific Program Manager at the Amazon Development Centre in Cambridge, UK. Previously, I was the Deputy Director of EMBL Australian Bioinformatics Resource (https://www.embl-abr.org.au/) and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Before this I was at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), as part of the Senior Management Team and Head of Training and Outreach which evolved to Head of Scientific Training, Education and Learning Division. In the previous years I have been responsible for the strategic coordination and implementation of the EMBL-EBI’s User-Training programme (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/), which provides training for the scientific users of the EMBL-EBI’s data services. Prior to joining the EMBL-EBI in 2007 I held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Bern and the Institute for Aquatic Sciences (EAWAG) and postdocs at the University of Zurich and University of Rome (Torvergata). I studied biology at the University of Rome and obtained my PhD on the evolution of sex at the University of Leiden (NL) and Lyon (France). I have been extensively involved in the acquisition, management and implementation of funded research and training projects throughout my career. I founded Tecklings, an initiative that discusses and creates reflection around the human side of technology towards good and safe AI.