Phil Ewels is the head of the Genomics Applications Development facility at the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at SciLifeLab in Stockholm, Sweden. SciLifeLab is a national centre for molecular biosciences for Sweden; the NGI is the largest platform at SciLifeLab. We provide library preparation, sequencing and bioinformatics analysis support for research groups across the country.
Phil has been working at SciLifeLab for four years and moved to Sweden after a PhD and postdoc at the University of Cambridge and Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK. He has a history of lab and bioinformatics work in epigenetics and has a soft spot for software development with a focus on user friendliness. More recently he's developed MultiQC - a tool that parses log file outputs from multiple samples and bioinformatics tools and generates a single interactive HTML report. Now head of the Genomics Applications Development facility, he and his team focus on the development and scaling up of new lab protocols and bioinformatics solutions for the ISO accredited NGI Genomics Production facility. They develop new analysis pipelines and try to ensure that the tools they write are scalable, reproducible and transferable.