Petr Holub is Associate Professor of computer science at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He has an MSc in computational quantum chemistry and a PhD in computer networks, self-organising systems and multimedia processing. He was an architect of advanced multimedia and collaborative systems of the Czech national CESNET e-infrastructure and of the UltraGrid high-performance media processing and distribution framework. He co-founded Comprimato Systems. He is responsible for the design and development of IT infrastructure of the Czech BBMRI and its operation using CERIT-SC research cloud e-infrastructure; and for the IT and data-management infrastructure of the EU THALAMOSS project. He has contributed to a number of projects linking computer science and biomedicine, among others.