Team

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

Bastian is a long-term fellow at the CRI and started the Peer-Produced Research Lab. He started his career as a biologist and bioinformatician before his interests in open science led him to do research on co-creation in community/citizen science. In 2011, he co-founded openSNP – an open, crowdsourced repository for personal genomics data which has become one of the largest of its kind. Since 2017 he is also the Director of Research for the Open Humans Foundation, which runs a web platform to empower individuals and communities to access and understand their personal data and help them do and share things with it. Bastian is particularly interested in how peer-production ideals can be implemented to support scaling up Quantified Self/Personal Science projects to take them from the n=1 to collective endeavours.

Enric Senabre Hidalgo

Enric is a postdoctoral researcher at the Peer-Produced Research Lab. As a member of the Dimmons.net research group, he obtained his PhD in Sociology on the Information and Knowledge Society at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), under the direction of Dr. Mayo Fuster Morell. He has also developed his research at the Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Enric is a member of the Platoniq collective and co-founder of the Goteo.org platform for civic crowdfunding. He is currently interested in how to apply co-creation and qualitative methods to personal science and citizen science from a transdisciplinary perspective.

Mad Ball

Mad is an affiliate faculty member at CRI. They have background in both genetics & citizen science. As the Director of Research for the Harvard Personal Genome Project they led large-scale, collaborative open data efforts. As the co-founder and Executive Director of the Open Humans Foundation they focus on enabling people to access, use, and share their health and personal data to advance individual understanding, collective empowerment, and research. Their work also extends to related areas in N-of-1 and participant-led research, open science, and advocacy.

Katharina Kloppenborg

Katharina is a PhD student at the Peer-Produced Research Lab in the Frontières de l’Innovation en Recherche et Éducation (FIRE) doctoral program. She holds a M.Sc. in Applied Cognitive and Media Science from the University of Duisburg-Essen and has worked as a research assistant in interdisciplinary health-monitoring research and language technology, and as a working student in UX consulting for the public sector. She is currently trying to apply her interdisciplinary background in human-computer-interaction, computer science and psychology and a passion for illustration and design to facilitate a peer-production approach in citizen science by the use of participatory, user-centered design methods, on the example of Open Humans.

Clara Lehenaff

Clara is a bioinformatics M2 student at CRI. She started working in the videogame industry in around 2008. As a lead game designer, creative director, writer and programmer, she directed several projects before switching to medical science in 2018. A transactivist, she joined the Peer-Produced Research Lab in 2020 as part of the Transbiome project she initiated. Even though she doesn’t work in the videogame industry anymore, she is still very enthusiastic about systems and never stops to find bridges between biology and videogames.

Kaoutar Lanjri

Kaoutar is a M1 Digital Sciences student at CRI. She holds a M.Sc. in Digital Business and Big Data. She worked on digital UX/UI, system architectural design projects in the Insurance Industry, and Cybersecurity in the Health Care system. She is currently an Intern in our Research Lab for the Quantified-Self-Forums project to conduct Data Analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP) of the community’ interactions to provide transparent analysis of the human behaviour in communication and their patterns of networking to improve occurring and future projects in community and personal science. Seeing her diverse pathway, in future she strives to participate in AI + neuroscience projects.

Sowmya Rajan

Sowmya is a second year Digital Sciences Master Student at the CRI. She is working as an intern for the AutSPACEs project on the development part where she helps in implementation of the digital prototype. Her favorite hobbies are reading books and going for long hikes.

Morgane Opoix

Morgane is a CRI undergraduate student in the “Licence Frontière du Vivant” bachelor program. She is currently helping to apply qualitative methods to personal science and citizen science in our Peer-Produced Research Lab. She worked in 2020 with Prof. Muki Haklay on citizen science in the context of the “Eu-CitizenScience” project and separately in 2019 on the ecological, social and urban innovation project “PurParis”. She is very enthusiastic about the idea of democratizing science with interests in the links that can be built between science and society; But also very concerned about the environment and the issues this raises, her life mantra is engaging herself fully in the ecological and social transition of society.

Alumni

  • Basile Morane
  • Ilona Bussod
  • Melvin Fribourg
  • Clémence Potel
  • Alexane Iwochewitch