Director of research at Open Humans
Bastian is a biologist-turned-bioinformatician. In 2011 he co-founded openSNP, an open data repository that allows individuals to donate their personal genomes into the public domain. Since then over 4,100 datasets have been donated through openSNP, making it the worlds largest database of its kind. After he finished his PhD in Bioinformatics he joined the Open Humans Foundation. As its Director of Research, Bastian facilitates participatory research projects and empowers individuals to take control over sharing their personal data. In addition to this Bastian also mentors the next generation of Open Leaders with Mozilla and serves on the Board of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation.