Chuang Kee (CK) is a proven research and informatics leader in the life science and
pharmaceutical industry with solid technical leadership and excellent track records in
informatics projects delivery. In his current role as Associate Director, Early Science
Information Architecture (Bioinformatics) AstraZeneca UK Ltd, he provides bioinformatics
domain leadership to drive the company’s data strategy in target identification and preclinical
space to achieve FAIRification of research data. He is also responsible for informatics
solutions delivery, focusing on the 2 million genomes initiative. Previously he worked on
projects such as Ensembl and OpenTargets. Most recently, Data Integration Manager at
OpenTargets, a pre-competitive collaboration between EBI, GSK, Sanger Institute, Takeda et
al. There, he is responsible for data provision across different EBI teams, that supply various
datatypes from genomic, clinical trial, literature, multi-omics, etc. He also led the data
integration efforts through common disease ontology. Other roles he has held previously are
Principal Scientist, VP at Sime Darby Technology Center, Senior Associate Scientist at Eli Lilly
and Bioinformatics Scientist at Medical Research Council in Edinburgh, Scotland.