Jean-Yves Sgro

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Distinguished, Senior Scientist


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2 minutes segment featuring Dr. Sgro
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Software and Data Carpentries
portrait, Jean-Yves Sgro

Jean-Yves Sgro, a senior scientist with years of experience in using and teaching computer programs, creates, organizes and teaches the workshops.

Jean-Yves has been at UW since 1986  after a Master in Physiology and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology (1) from the Joseph Fourier University (2), Grenoble, France, researched at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (3) where he already used large computers for sequence analysis.

At the Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) he continued developing computer expertise in addition to his wet-lab research – 3D molecular visualization (virusworld), RNA-folding predictions, sequence and data analysis…

In 1996 he joined the UW Biotechnology Center to better help Campus biologists analyze and visualize their data while continuing research at IMV until 2014 when this part-time position was transferred to the Biochemistry department where he organizes and teaches hands-on tutorials on molecular graphics, data analysis as a support to the department personnel.

Jean-Yves also volunteers as an intructor for the “Carpentries” global community data science workshops.

(1) Ph.D. Structural study of brome mosaic virus protein and RNA and of their interaction by covalent crosslinking
(2) Now part of Université Grenoble Alpes
(3) EMBL Grenoble “Outstation”


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