BRAHMS licensing and support are now managed through Oxford University Innovation. OUI provide rigour to the entire project and through appropriate licensing, ensure our projects get the service and support they require. With OUI backing, a sustainable and long-term future for BRAHMS is secured.
Development and Support Team
Based at Oxford
Philippa Christoforou leads the BRAHMS licensing team at Oxford University Innovation (OUI). Philippa has been working on BRAHMS since Summer 2017 and welcomes questions from anyone who is interested in licensing BRAHMS v8.
Denis Filer is the BRAHMS project coordinator. Aside from software development, special interests include working with data from museums and botanic gardens, diversity analysis and streamlining checklist, flora and monograph production.
William Hawthorne is a botanist and ecologist at Oxford Plant Sciences with a wealth of experience in West Africa and other tropical regions. He has developed Rapid Botanical Survey methods for vegetation sampling.
Andrew Liddell works on all aspects of BRAHMS v8 software development as well as the BRAHMS online (BOL) system.
Matt Buys is the curator of the National Forest Herbarium in New Zealand managing the largest reference collection associated with forestry in that country.
Benny Bytebier has worked with and contributed to Brahms since 1994. He is the Curator of the Bews Herbarium (NU) in South Africa and is interested in Orchidaceae.
Jeanine Velez Gavilan, botanist and curator of the MAPR herbarium in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Together with other researchers, she aims to develop a common database for the Puerto Rican Flora.
Saw Leng Guan, Research Fellow of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysian palm specialist, now working for the Flora of Peninsular Malaysia and the Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak.
Martin Hamilton is Research Leader of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) team at RBG Kew. His work includes baseline survey, species conservation (in-situ and ex-situ) and research of threatened species in the UKOTs with a particular focus on the Caribbean region.
Mike Hopkins is the curator at National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) in Brazil. He gives frequent training courses in BRAHMS in Latin America.
Olga Korniyenko has been working with BRAHMS at the M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany in Kiev since 2008. She is responsible for the type specimens and is also developing a database on Aster in Ukraine.
Matt Lobdell is the Head of Collections and Curator at the Morton Arboretum also assisting with the further development and improvement of the BRAHMS living collections module.
Annalisa Managlia is the curator of Bologna University Herbarium. She coordinates the management, preservation and digitization of the collections and is responsible for the herbarium database websites.
Lawrence Monda is the technical director of BHL Africa, the technical liaison for GBIF Kenya and ICT Manager at the National Museums of Kenya. Together with others at NMK, he is helping to establish BRAHMS projects in several African countries.
Tim Pearce, a long term contributor and trainer with BRAHMS, especially in East Africa, works at the RBG Kew Millennium Seed Bank. He is involved with the development of the seed bank module.
Helena Joseane Raiol Souza works at the herbarium of Embrapa Amazônia Oriental in Belém, North Brazil where, amongst other things, she manages the BRAHMS database. She has given many BRAHMS courses at various Brazilian herbaria.
Li-song Wang is a taxonomist at Chinese National Herbarium (PE) working on Apiaceae, He is involved with the use of BRAHMS in Chinese language environment since 2003.
Jan Wieringa taxonomic botanist and researcher at Naturalis has contributed heavily to all aspects of BRAHMS, especially for herbarium curation and diversity analysis.