Dr. Andrew Farmer
National Centre for Genome Resources
After graduating St. John’s College in 1993, Mr. Farmer joined the Theoretical Biology Group at Los Alamos National Laboratories to participate in the early development of sequence databases for HIV and other human pathogenic viruses, followed by an appointment at the Santa Fe Institute to explore viral sequence evolution using machine learning techniques. He joined the National Center for Genome Resources in 1996 and has remained there since, participating in a wide variety of projects including early work on systems for data management for the Human Genome Project, development of client-side software integration frameworks partnering with CGIAR centers, and playing a long-standing role on the USDA-supported Legume Information System. Mr. Farmer’s current projects focus on plant genomics with an emphasis on agricultural systems important to global food security through collaborations with public sector scientists and industry.