HINXTON, UK, July 20 – Janet Thornton, who was recently named research director of the European Bioinformatics Institute, said that she would focus on expanding the number and size of the institute’s research groups and doubling its staff to 260 people over the next five years.

“I would like to expand out from our core resources, to integrate the data, and to ask key biological questions,” Thornton said in an interview with GenomeWeb.

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