EMBOSS gratefully acknowledges the BBSRC for their support. EMBOSS is funded through BBSRC grant BB/G02264X/1 EMBOSS-BBR.
EMBOSS is above all a collaborative project and everyone is encouraged to contribute. If we've missed you off the list below then please let us know.
Peter Rice and Alan Bleasby were the instigators of the project. Peter was the original project co-ordinator and then moved from the Sanger Centre to LION Bioscience then the EBI until 2011. He is now in the Depeartent of COmputing at imperial College London.
Alan Bleasby wrote the original AJAX library and co-ordinated the project with Peter Rice. Alan wrote AJAX at Daresbury Laboratory and moved to HGMP when the SEQNET and HGMP services merged in early 1999, moving to the EBI to work full-time on EMBOSS when the HGMP shut in 2005, leaving in 2011. Alan was responsible for the quote "EMBOSS is a pan-European project and most of the Pans work at Hinxton".
Jon Ison has been a contributor since 2000 and was the lead developer of the protein structure code whilst at the HGMP. He now maintains the EDAM ontology helps part-time to co-ordindate the project.
Mahmut Uludag joined the team in 2006 to support the SoapLab web services as part of the EMBRACE project, and is now a full-time developer in the EBI External Services group.
Tim Carver has been a long-standing contributor. He designed, implemented and supports Jemboss and made regular contributions at EMBOSS meetings.
Lisa Mullan has been a long-standing contributor. She has organised training courses, written training materials and made regular contributions at EMBOSS meetings.
Michael Schuster wjile at EBI contributed the code in the AJAX Ensembl libbary to fully suppport the Ensembl API in EMBOSS.
Other contributers who are given special mention:
Katrina Halliday at Cambridge University Press for her patience and prodding while we were writing the three EMBOSS books.
Matus Kalas for development of EDAM and BioXSD
Gary Williams for writing applications, documentation and contibutions since 1998.
David Martin (University of Dundee) for applications, bug testing and documentation.
Hugh Morgan for work on the graphics libraries.
Claude Beazley for work on CORBA integration.
Ranjeeva Ranasinghe, Waqas Awan and Mike Hurley for work on the protein structure applications.
Ian Longden (Inpharmatica) for work on all aspects of EMBOSS whilst working full-time on a Wellcome Trust grant, but special credit is given for incorporation of graphics.
Val Curwen (Sanger Centre) for contributing applications, helping to steer the project and developing training materials.
Richard Bruskiewich for work on GFF and windows.
Catherine Letondal for integration with PISE.
Kathryn Beal for integration with SPIN.
Thomas Laurent (LION Bioscience) for work on the SRS interface.
Rodrigo Lopez (EBI) for work on the CpG island applications and for general encouragement.
Thon de Boer for the ACD documentation
Mark Faller (Synomics) for work on emma and other projects.
Thanks to all the other contributors and to Martin Bishop and Richard Durbin for their support.
And last, but not least, special thanks to all our users who have given us praise, criticism and valuable suggestions over the years. We hope you find EMBOSS useful!