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Dr Peter Mcquilton Project Lead


Peter McQuilton BSc (Hons) PhD

Project Lead


Dr Peter McQuilton holds a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Genetics from the University of Leeds (2000) and a PhD (2004) in Drosophila neurodevelopment from the University of Cambridge.

Peter has spent over 15 years working in the fields of bioinformatics, biocuration and data wrangling, first as a genetic literature curator at FlyBase, the premier database on drosophila genes and genomes, and then as part of the Data Readiness Group at the Oxford e-Research Centre. As part of the Data Readiness Group, Peter leads the FAIRsharing project. FAIRsharing is a manually curated, searchable portal of interlinked standards, databases and policies, from all domains.


Research Interests

Peter specialises in data curation, standards, text-mining, ontology design, data management and FAIR data.

In addition, he is interested in bringing communities together to further awareness of data curation and stewardship methods, with the aim of raising the level of understanding and ability in the community to ensure that the data generated today is managed correctly, using the appropriate standards, and deposited in trusted repositories, to facilitate the re-use of that data tomorrow.

Research Groups

Selected Publications

A full list of Peter's research publications are available via ORCID