Robin Haw is a Scientific Associate in the Department of Informatics and Bio-computing at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). A genetist and molecular biologist with specialties in protein biochemistry, yeast genetics, bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. Robin now manages Outreach and Communications for the Reactome project, a manually curated and peer-reviewed resource of core pathways and reactions in human biology, led by Dr. Lincoln Stein. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Nottingham in 1999 for his work in investigating the mechanisms of action of the yeast transcription factor Rap1p, under the supervision of Dr. Alistair Chambers. During his postdoctural work at the National Institute of Bioscience and Human Technology in Japan, Robin continued his work on yeast, studying regulation of glycolysis and pathogenesis in Candida. Robin participated in the development and implementation of novel methodologies for high-throughput synthetic lethality (SGA) screens and protein complex purifications as part of Genome Canada funded yeast genomics and proteomics initiatives, under the supervision of Drs. Charlie Boone and Jack Greenblatt. At the Blueprint Initiative, Robin was a molecular database curator, responsible for managing the curation effort for the re-development of the Science Signaling’s Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment (STKE). More recently, he managed the bioinformatics support for a Genome Canada funded research project led by Dr. Cynthia Guidos at The Hospital for Sick Children.