Keynote Speakers

Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson is a Senior Researcher in Biological Informatics in the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain. He is the first author of the foundational paper of the FAIR principles ( He will give the EFMI STC 2021 inaugural lecture on Monday, November 22, from 8:30 am CET.

Alfonso Valencia
Alfonso Valencia is the Director of the Life Science Department in the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre. He is involved in the FAIR4Health project ( as chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. He will give the EFMI STC 2021 second Keynote on Tuesday, November 23, at 6:00 pm CET.