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A Sad Goodbye to Richard

With Richard’s departure to the Pistoia Alliance formally announced, we at Eagle just wanted to say a sad goodbye, and good luck to Richard in his new role.

Since forming the company with Will and myself, Richard has worked tirelessly to make Eagle the success it is today. He has played a crucial role in developing new clients and through his regular travels, Eagle is now known globally, with a multinational client list.

However, Richard’s role has been much greater than just building our client list. His input in the vision of the company has played a key role in steering the company from a start up to an established company, now ready to launch its first product and move on to the next level.

At the same time, Richard has also helped in promoting bioinformatics around the world. While the area may not be as well-known as we would like, undoubtedly a great deal more people understand bioinformatics and its importance.

In the last few months, we have been working on the plans for how to replace Richard (if that’s possible!), and things are being put on place. As soon as these are finalised, we will make a formal announcement. However, if anyone has any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Will or me.

We will all miss Richard and we wish him the very best of success in his new role, and I am sure our paths will cross again.

Keep in touch Richard!

Abel and the Eagle Team.

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Abel Ureta-Vidal

About Abel Ureta-Vidal

With more than 12 years of bioinformatics experience and a scientific background in molecular biology and immune-virology (PhD from the Pasteur Institute, France), Abel first mastered bioinformatics tools and code in the early 90s whilst working on viral phylogenetic studies. After his PhD, he joined the effort at Genoscope (Evry, France), in ramping up the human genome project, putting in place the automatic gene annotation system for human chromosome 14. In 2001, Abel moved to the European Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge, UK) where he led the Ensembl comparative genomics team until 2007. He founded Eagle shortly before graduating from the Cambridge Judge Business School MBA program in 2008.