Manuel is Scientific Lead at Repositive, a Cambridge start-up company focusing on efficient human genomic data discovery, access and sharing. He is a 2016 fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute and Board of Directors of the International Society for Computational Biology. Previously he was Technical Coordinator of the Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructure ELIXIR-UK, coordinator of the BioJS open source community and Chair of the Technical Committee for the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET). Manuel holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK, and did his post-doctoral research in clinical genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, developing the DECIPHER database. He also received an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Manchester, and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Navarra, Spain. He currently has 40 scientific publications.