Stephen Robinson, BSc (Hons) MSc PGDip MSc | Senior Drupal Web Developer

Robinson, Stephen

I have been on campus for over 10 years, working on the EBI website, the helix intranet and now the new external Sanger Institute website.

With an original background of zoology, human anatomy, electro-physiology and animal behaviour, I specialised in working with light, confocal and electron microscopes, photography and image analysis. After specialising in immuno-cryotechniques in biological electron microscopy, I then went on to gain a professional qualification in biological imaging and analysis techniques and specialised in providing an ensembl of light/confocal/electron microscopy services to molecular biologists, and to clinicians dissatisfied with MD's clinicians analysis (plus specimin prep) of their patients disorders. I then completed a masters in computing and after working in a London media agency took up a 9 year position as a LAMP/Drupal Web Developer in the European Bioinformatics Institute. I have now started a new position in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as a Senior Drupal Web Developer looking after the helix intranet, the new Drupal Sanger website.


  • Petabyte-scale innovations at the European Nucleotide Archive.

    Cochrane G, Akhtar R, Bonfield J, Bower L, Demiralp F et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2009;37;Database issue;D19-25

  • Priorities for nucleotide trace, sequence and annotation data capture at the Ensembl Trace Archive and the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database.

    Cochrane G, Akhtar R, Aldebert P, Althorpe N, Baldwin A et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2008;36;Database issue;D5-12

  • Sorting of a nonmuscle tropomyosin to a novel cytoskeletal compartment in skeletal muscle results in muscular dystrophy.

    Kee AJ, Schevzov G, Nair-Shalliker V, Robinson CS, Vrhovski B et al.

    The Journal of cell biology 2004;166;5;685-96

  • Public web-based services from the European Bioinformatics Institute.

    Harte N, Silventoinen V, Quevillon E, Robinson S, Kallio K et al.

    Nucleic acids research 2004;32;Web Server issue;W3-9

  • WU-Blast2 server at the European Bioinformatics Institute.

    Lopez R, Silventoinen V, Robinson S, Kibria A and Gish W

    Nucleic acids research 2003;31;13;3795-8

  • The European Bioinformatics Institute web site: a new view.

    Lopez R, Robinson S, Kibria A, Harte N, Patel G et al.

    Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2003;19;4;546-7

  • A mutation in alpha-tropomyosin(slow) affects muscle strength, maturation and hypertrophy in a mouse model for nemaline myopathy.

    Corbett MA, Robinson CS, Dunglison GF, Yang N, Joya JE et al.

    Human molecular genetics 2001;10;4;317-28

Career/Research Highlights

Robinson, Stephen
Stephen's Timeline

Started working on the Drupal website.


Started work at the Sanger Institute, building the Drupal website.


Started work on the new website.


Started work at the EBI, building the new website.