Matthias Samwald is a postdoctoral researcher at the KLI and DERI Galway (Galway, Ireland), and is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He studied experimental neurobiology at the University of Vienna and at the Medical University of Vienna. His doctoral thesis was focused on employing Semantic Web technologies in neuroscience and biomedicine. He worked for the Yale Center for Medical Informatics (US), the Yale Department of Neurobiology (US), Science Commons (US), and the Semantic Web Company (Austria). The major aim of his work is the transdisciplinary synthesis of biology, medicine, informatics, and philosophy, as well as bridging the gap between fundamental academic research and practical industrial applications.