Lunds University

About the speakers

Chris Armbruster

Access, Usage and Citation Metrics: What Function for Digital Libraries and Repositories in Research Evaluation?

Chris Armbruster is a Research Associate with the Max Planck Digital Library and Executive Director of the Research Network 1989.

Håkan Carlsson

Bibliometrics in the Nordic Countries – on the Library’s Home Turf

Håkan Carlsson received his Ph.D. in chemistry 2003 and returned after three years as an Assistant Professor in the US 2006. As Director of scientific communication at Lund University, he has worked to unify the efforts within Open Access, electronic publishing and research evaluation. He is the creator of the Journal Info service and is currently chairing the bibliometrics group at the Association of Swedish Higher Education/Forum for Heads of Libraries.

Melissa Hagemann

Open Scholarship: Synergies between Open Access and Open Education

Melissa Hagemann manages the Open Access Initiative within the Information Program of the Open Society Institute (OSI)/Soros foundations. Since convening the meeting in 2001 which led to the development of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, OSI has been active within the Open Access movement.

She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation which operates Wikipedia. Melissa has served on the Member of Experts’ Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Library Initiative. She was profiled as a SPARC Innovator in December 2006 for her work within the Open Access movement.

Prior to joining OSI, she received an MSc from the London School of Economics, and worked in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Martin Hofmann-Apitius, Dr.rer.nat.

Added Value Services for Digital Document Resources: Information Extraction Technologies for Knowledge Discovery

Martin Hofmann-Apitius was trained as a molecular biologist and worked more than 15 years in the area of molecular biomedicine. Research highlight of his PhD thesis was the identification, cloning and functional characterization of splice variants of cell surface receptor CD44 as a metastasis-inducing gene in 1991. Seven years later, in 1998, Martin Hofmann-Apitius joined the biotechnology industry and took responsibility for a functional genomics laboratory. Through the needs of statistical and contextual analysis of microarray data he got in touch with applied bioinformatics. In 2002 he left the biotechnology industry to take over the Department of Bioinformatics at Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI). In addition to his position at the public-non-profit Fraunhofer Institute he holds a position as Professor for Applied Bioinformatics at Bonn University.

The main research interests of Prof. Hofmann-Apitius are in the area of text mining in the life sciences, knowledge representation and databanking and selected aspects of distributed computing. 

Lars Juhl Jensen

Integration of biomedical literature and databases

Lars Juhl Jensen received the M.Sc. degree in chemistry from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1999. He was a graduate student in Prof. Brunak's group at DTU, from where he received the Ph.D. in bioinformatics in 2002 for his work on non-homology based protein function prediction. During his time at DTU, he also worked on developing methods for visualization of microbial genomes, pattern recognition in promoter regions, and analysis of microarray expression data.

In January 2003, Dr. Jensen joined Dr. Peer Bork's group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), first as postdoctoral fellow and currently as staff scientist. Since December 2007, he is also a research professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the Panum Institute in Copenhagen. He has co-authored over 50 scientific publications, and his current research interests include literature mining, integration of large-scale experimental data, and analysis of biological interaction networks.

Ed Noyons

Research evaluation within a new era. New challenges to determine benchmarks and reference values

Ed Noyons (1963) graduated in 1989 at the University of Utrecht in Dutch Linguistics. Since then he is at the Centre for Science and technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. In 1999, he received a PhD in quantitative studies of science with a thesis on bibliometric mapping in a science policy and research management context. He is now a senior staff member and research fellow at CWTS and coordinates mapping studies of science as well as the research program on mapping of science.

Paul Peters

A year of exciting developments for Hindawi

Paul Peters is Head of Business Development for Hindawi Publishing Corporation, a rapidly growing open access publisher with more than 100 journals covering a wide range of areas in Science, Technology, and Medicine.


Ingegerd Rabow

Judging Merit - The Value of Publications

Ingegerd Rabow is Senior Librarian at Lund University Libraries. As project manager for ScieCom - Swedish Resource Centre for Scientific Communication, she has been an active force in the Open Access movement. In 2006 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Lund University for her work on scholarly communication and open access.

Laurent Romary

Changing the landscape - various ways of achieving open access

Born in 1964, Laurent Romary got his PhD in computational linguistics in 1989 and his Habilitation thesis in 1999. Chargé de Recherche at CNRS then Directeur de Recherche at INRIA, he conducted various research activities on man-machine dialogue, multilingual document management and linguistic engineering. He has participated in several national and international projects related to the representation and dissemination of language resources and on man-machine interaction, and in particular coordinated the MLIS/DHYDRO, IST/MIAMM and eContent/Lirics projects. He has been the editor of ISO standard 16642 (TMF – Terminological Markup Framework) and is the chairman of ISO committee TC 37/SC 4 on Language Resource Management and member (2001-2007) then chair (2008- ) of the TEI council. After establishing and leading the Scientific Information directorate at CNRS, he is currently the director of the Max-Planck Digital Library.

Credits: CNRS Photothèque / Christophe Lebedinsky

Sven Strömqvist

Languages in real time - new research data, web-distributed archives and the future of the semantic web

Sven Strömqvist is professor of general linguistics and language learning at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University. He is also scientific director of the Humanities laboratory at Lund University. His research interests are Linguistic diversity, Communication and Thought, Language development, Spoken versus Written language, and e-science for the Humanities.

Sven is currently writing a book with the working title ”Språkets öga” (The eye of language).

Caroline Sutton

Gold Open Access Publishing Among Scholarly Societies – some Nordic Experiences

Caroline Sutton is one of three funders of Co-action Publishing, an OA publishing company formed in February 2007. Caroline was formerly Editorial Manager with a major international academic publisher.

Lorelei Tanji

Transformative Scholarly Publishing Models: Some Perspectives

Lorelei Tanji is the Associate University Librarian for Collections, University of California Irvine Libraries.  As part of the UC system and a member campus of the California Digital Library consortium, Lorelei is involved with systemwide collection development and scholarly communication planning, as well as with local campus initiatives.

Degrees: M.L.I.S., UCLA, 1987, Library & Information Science, M.A., UCLA, 1985, Music (Historical musicology), B.A., UCD, 1980, Music.

Bryan Vickery

Open access: towards the mainstream

Bryan Vickery is Deputy Publisher at BioMed Central, and is responsible for operations, expansion into new markets, and its Open Repository service. Bryan has a background in chemistry and launched Chemistry Central in 2006.

Rudiger Voss

Open Access in particle physics: The SCOAP3 model

Rudiger Voss is a Senior Physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. He has taken a leading role in Scoap3, a consortium which aims to facilitate Open Access publishing in High Energy Physics by re-directing subscription money to pay author fees.

John Wilbanks

Data integration, text mining, and the culture of control

John Wilbanks is the Executive Director of Science Commons, a project of Creative Commons. Science Commons is an organisation whose goal is to speed the translation of data into discovery — unlocking the value of research so more people can benefit from the work scientists are doing. John comes to Creative Commons from a Fellowship at the World Wide Web Consortium in Semantic Web for Life Sciences. Previously, he founded and led to acquisition Incellico, a bioinformatics company that built semantic graph networks for use in pharmaceutical research and development.

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