Joint Director, European Bioinformatics Institute
Dr Rolf Apweiler is Joint Director of EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory) and together with Ewan Birney has strategic oversight of all EMBL-EBI services.
Prior to taking on this position he led protein resources, including the team responsible for EMBL-EBI's contribution to the UniProt Consortium. Dr Apweiler has made a major contribution to methods for the automatic annotation of proteins, making it possible to add relevant information to proteome sets for entire organisms. He has spearheaded the development of standards for proteomics data, and his teams have maintained major collections of protein identifications from proteomics experiments (PRIDE) and molecular interactions (IntAct). He also leads EMBL-EBI’s contribution to the Gene Ontology.
Dr Apweiler received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in 1994, and has been at EMBL since 1987. His major contribution to the field of proteomics was recognised by his election to President of the Human Proteomics Organisation, which he held in 2007 and 2008. Also, in 2012 he has been elected as a member of EMBO.