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Robert Buels is a bioinformatics software developer currently living in Seattle, Washington. From 2004 to 2012, he worked at the Sol Genomics Network, an clade-oriented database for the Solanaceae and other plants.

From January 2012 to March 2014, he was the lead developer on the JBrowse project.

In March 2014, Rob moved to a role as a software developer on the Knowledge Informatics team at Foundation Medicine.

Starting in 2018, Rob became the technical lead for the JBrowse 2 development team.

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  • JBrowse lead developer
  • Bio::Chado::Schema founding developer
  • SGN development processes
  • SGN systems for genomic data handling (sequences and annotations)
  • International Tomato Genome Annotation Group (ITAG) distributed annotation pipeline
  • GBrowse_syn core developer
  • BioPerl core developer