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ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Dr. Olga Giraldo

Knowledge Management, Semantic Technologies research group

Key tasks and activities

Semantic approaches to metadata in support of research management and Linked Open Science including FAIRness, transparency, reproducibility and other *ilities, particularly for non-traditional research outcomes such as data, software and workflows.


Olga Giraldo is a Biologist with a master’s in Plant Biotechnology and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Her research experience is related to ontologies and using semantic technology to support knowledge discovery in biomedical documents. Olga is currently working at ZBMED Information Centre for life sciences in aspects related to the curation of research-related semantic descriptors for biomedical data and literature and as an ontologist.​

Educational background

  • 2019
    PhD Artificial Intelligence, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • 2013
    MSc Artificial Intelligence, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • 2012
    MSc Plant Breeding, National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • 2000
    Bachelor Genetic Biology, Valle University (Universidad del Valle)

Career to date

  • 2022 to present
    Ontologist and Semantic Data Curator at ZB MED
  • 2020 to 2021
    Postdoc Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2014 to 2019
    PhD Student, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • 2016 to 2017
    Ontology Developer Consultant, Cochrane (online)
  • 2011
    Student Assistant, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Gatersleben, Germany
  • 2000 to 2010
    Research Assistant, CIAT, Colombia