Meet Our Team

Meet the team of dedicated professionals ready to get what you need.

Jason Swedlow

Jason Swedlow

President & CEO

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Jason Swedlow

President & CEO


Jason Swedlow earned a BA in Chemistry from Brandeis University in 1982 and PhD in Biophysics from UCSF in 1994. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr T.J. Mitchison at UCSF and then Harvard Medical School, Dr Swedlow established his own laboratory in 1998 at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, University of Dundee, as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2002 and named Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology in 2007. His lab focuses on studies of mitotic chromosome structure and dynamics and has published numerous leading papers in the field. He is co-founder of the Open Microscopy Environment (OME), a community-led open source software project that develops specifications and tools for biological imaging. In 2005, he founded Glencoe Software, Inc., a commercial start-up that provides commercial licenses and customization for OME software. In 2011, Prof Swedlow and the OME Consortium were named BBSRC’s Social Innovator of the Year and Overall Innovator of the Year. In 2012, he was named Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Prof Swedlow has organized or directed several courses in quantitative microscopy at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA and the National Centre for Biological Science, Bangalore. India.

Chris Allan

Chris Allan

VP Software Engineering

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Chris Allan

VP Software Engineering


Chris Allan is a Canadian-born software developer and systems administrator from Vancouver, British Columbia who joined the Swedlow lab in early 2003. His early contributions were the initial implementation of mass-storage infrastructure and network groundwork to support the University of Dundee’s Light Microscopy Facility (LMF), but he now spends most of his time working on the OMERO.server project.

Chris gained most of his systems administration and software development expertise as a high school student working in the commercial sector doing security, systems and network consulting for local companies and as a contractor/employee in the GT Trust high-security solutions team of GT Group Telecom Services (now a division of Bell Canada). His software interests lie in the fields of distributed computing, secure programming practices and encryption.

When not with a head down in Java, C++ or Applied Cryptography he can be seen playing the most Canadian of games, ice hockey, with various teams in Dundee including Hockey For All.

Joshua Ballanco

Joshua Ballanco

Software Developer

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Joshua Ballanco

Software Developer


Joshua Ballanco joined Glencoe Software in November 2013. Prior to that, he helped build operating systems with Apple, local news websites with AOL, and consulted with companies large and small as Chief Scientist at Burnside Digital.

Before, and sometimes concurrent with his career as a professional software developer, he was a student of Evolutionary Biology, attaining his Ph.D. in the field in 2011. These days, he lives in beautiful Miami with his wife and two young children.

Jean-Marie Burel

Jean-Marie Burel

Senior Software Architect

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Jean-Marie Burel

Senior Software Architect


Jean-Marie Burel joined the staff of the Swedlow lab in 2003. Since then, he’s been contributing to the development of OME, and spends most of his time working on the OMERO.insight project. He received is PhD in mathematics from the University of Brest in 2000. His research interests lie in the area of harmonic maps, harmonic morphisms and geometric structure.

After his PhD, he worked in a private company as a developer then moved (September 2001) to Lund University, Sweden, where he held a post-doctoral research position. Jean-Marie now enjoys the muddy rugby pitches of Scotland.

Andreas Knab

Andreas Knab

Software Developer

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Andreas Knab

Software Developer


Andreas Knab has been working as a software developer for over 20 years, including more than five at Glencoe Software. He received his MS degree in Computer Science from James Madison University, Virginia in 1999.

Since then, he has worked on a number of educational software projects, including an open source digital media management and teaching tool used in art history programs at numerous universities. After living 16 years in the United States and 18 months in Barcelona, he and his wife currently reside in his native Germany. He enjoys reading, cooking, and loves traveling around Europe and the world.

Melissa Linkert

Melissa Linkert

Software Developer

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Melissa Linkert

Software Developer


Melissa Linkert is a programmer living in the Wisconsin area. She works on the Bio-Formats package, as well as the OME plugins for ImageJ.

She previously worked as part of LOCI on the Bio-Formats project.

Chris MacLeod

Chris MacLeod

Systems Administrator

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Chris MacLeod

Systems Administrator


Chris MacLeod joined Glencoe Software in 2012 as a systems administrator.

Chris has a background in psychology and computer science. When he’s not wrangling servers, he is an avid disc golfer, occasional chef, husband, and father to two children.

Josh Moore

Josh Moore

Senior Software Architect

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Josh Moore

Senior Software Architect


Josh Moore joined both the Swedlow lab and Glencoe Software at the beginning of 2005 after having used OME software at the German Cancer Research Center. The architect of the OMERO server, he now leads the open source OME team along with Jean-Marie Burel.

He lives in the Rhine Valley with his wife and two kids.

Emil Rozbicki

Emil Rozbicki

Applications Specialist

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Emil Rozbicki

Applications Specialist


Emil Rozbicki joined Glencoe in October 2013 as Applications Specialist.

He is responsible for testing and quality assurance and development of new software applications for data analysis and processing. Emil is a physicist interested in computational physics, biophysics and bioengineering.

He received MSc in theoretical solid state physics from Wroclaw University of Technology in 2007 and PhD in experimental solid state physics from University of St Andrews in 2011. He worked as postdoctoral fellow in C. J. Weijer group in Dundee, where he designed and built the first light-sheet microscopy setup in the UK. In his free time he enjoys cooking, photography, and long walks with his wife and daughter Maya.

Liza Unson

Liza Unson

Senior UI/UX Designer

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Liza Unson

Senior UI/UX Designer


Liza Unson joined Glencoe in January 2012 as a Senior UI/UX Designer.

She has a BA in Chemistry from New York University, but later decided to switch careers from HR consulting to design after majoring in Web Design and Interactive Media at The Art Institute in California - San Francisco.

When she’s not drafting wireframes, creating mockups, and coding in HTML and CSS, she can be found pursuing her interests in interior design and travel.

Liza lives in suburban Maryland with her husband and two kids, but she’ll always be a New York City girl at heart.

Wilma Woudenberg

Wilma Woudenberg

PA to Jason Swedlow

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Wilma Woudenberg

PA to Jason Swedlow


Wilma Woudenberg joined Glencoe in April 2012 as Jason’s Personal Assistant. She also provides support for his work with the OME team at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Leadership

Behind every great team is strong leadership. The Board of Directors at Glencoe Software is a team of world-renowned experts in the field of biological imaging.

Peter Sorger

Peter Sorger

Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Gaudenz Danuser

Gaudenz Danuser

Professor of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Medical School

Joseph Victor

Joseph Victor

Management Consultant at Northbay Consulting, LLC

David Sibbald

David Sibbald

CEO of Aridhia Informatics

Our Advisors

World-class advice helps ensure Glencoe Software targets the right markets and makes the correct strategic choices.

Bharath Chinamanthur

Bharath Chinamanthur

Charter Member, TIE Seattle

Bharath Chinamanthur is a Charter Member at TIE Seattle, actively mentors at least 2 entrepreneurs every year and is passionate about fostering entrepreneurship. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region.

Caroline Popper

Caroline Popper

Co-Founder and President, Popper and Company

Caroline Popper founded Popper and Company with Ken Walz more than ten years ago to address inefficiencies in health care by helping life science companies develop and commercialize new technology. Today, the members of our growing team leverage their extensive knowledge of the tools and trends shaping all aspects of health care and its participants.

Our Investors

We thank our investors for their support!

Aridhia Informatics

TIE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS)

Seattle Angel Area Investors

Glencoe Friends and Family

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