Dr. Roberts Steven is a reader in Bioinformatics. He trained as a Biologist and a Bioinformatician and has more than 200 publications in the field of scientific workflows, ontologies, and the application of the semantic web to bioinformatics and cheminformatics. The focus of his work is in the semantic description of data such that it may be made amenable to in silico experimentation. His recent work includes the application of ontology design patterns; the use of natural language generation in ontology authoring; tools for ontology comprehension; the collaborative building of ontologies; and the use of semantics within the analysis of life science data. Stevens is an investigator on the EU IMI Open Phacts projects.