After studying physics as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford and for her PhD at the University of Manchester, Clamp discovered the exciting field of computational biology through modeling protein structure. The following 15 years saw her initiate high throughput bioinformatics analysis at Oxford and head the development of widely used visualization tools such as Jalview (at the EBI) and Apollo (in collaboration with UC Berkeley). She has spent the past decade at the forefront of genome annotation, was one of the founders of the EnsEMBL genome annotation database, and spent six years at the Broad Institute. Michele is recognized as a leading expert on the human gene catalog and comparative genomics. Immediately prior to joining Bioteam she was involved in many projects, including the mammalian sequencing project and the consortium to sequence 10,000 vertebrate genomes. After 2 exciting years with the consultancy firm Bioteam, she joined Harvard University in 2012 as Director of Informatics and Scientific Applications.