Who is responsible for miRBase?
miRBase is managed by researchers at University of Manchester.
- Sam Griffiths-Jones founded the resource while he worked in Alex Bateman's group at the Sanger Institute. He now has a group leader position in the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester. Sam remains responsible for miRNA nomenclature, sequence curation, and for all miRBase data.
- Ana Kozomara is a postdoc in Sam's group, funded by the BBSRC, and is responsible for all current development!
Other people have been involved at various times and at various levels:
- Mhairi Marshall and John Tate have provided significant input and time for web design.
- Jennifer Daub and Simon Moxon worked with Sam on the Rfam database, and also curated miRNA data.
- Anton Enright is the author of the miRanda target prediction software, and manages the target prediction pipeline that was previous called miRBase::Targets, and is now microCosm. Anton is a Group Leader at the EBI.
- Stijn van Dongen is a postdoc in Anton's group. Stijn does pretty much all the work of running the target prediction pipeline.
- Harpreet Kaur Saini is a postdoc previously supervised by Anton and Sam funded by a GSK post-doctoral fellowship. She worked on annotation of boundaries of primary miRNA transcripts.
- Russell Grocock is an ex-Enright group postdoc who worked on the first versions of miRBase::Targets.
- Sean Eddy, David Bartel, Tom Tuschl and Victor Ambros were all involved in ideas and support at the conception of miRBase, and continue to provide extensive advice and feedback.
Queries about nomenclature, and questions and feedback about any miRBase data should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.