Dr Celia van GelderMember since: 13 June 2016
Celia van Gelder is Training Programme Manager of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), which is also the Dutch node of ELIXIR (ELIXIR-NL). She is a bioinformatics education manager, coordinator and trainer with extensive experience in initiating and managing bioinformatics education and training projects at institute, national and international level. Target audiences for her training projects include high school students and teachers, BSc & MSc students, PhD students and other life science researchers. She is co-lead of the ELIXIR Training Platform, that aims to build a sustainable training infrastructure in Europe. The Platform has built a community of trainers across the 23 ELIXIR Nodes, offers the portal TeSS to register training materials and events and has implemented a Quality & Impact strategy. The Platform also strengthens national training programmes and helps develop training capacity in the ELIXIR Nodes, a.o. by a train-the-trainer programme. In the global arena of bioinformatics training Celia is Chair of GOBLET, the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training. Recently, she was appointed as member of the Working Group Training & Skills of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).