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Peer Bork

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Citizenship  German
Residence  Heidelberg, Germany
Name  Peer Bork

Institutions  EMBL, MDC
Nationality  German
Fields  Computational biology
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Born  4 May 1963 (age 52) Berlin, Germany (1963-05-04)
Notable awards  1995 DFG Hess award to build a research group 1998 FEBS anniversary prize of the GBM 1999 “Dozentenstipendium” of the Fonds of the Chemical Industry 2000 Award of the Academy of Sciences Berlin/Brandenburg 2000 Election as EMBO member 2008 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science 2009 Microsoft Award 2014 Election as Leopoldina member (German Acad. of Sciences) 2014 Honorary professorship (University of Wurzburg) 2014 Dr Tissier’s medal of the Bifidus foundation

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Peer Bork is group leader, senior scientist and head of unit for Structural and Computational Biology at EMBL, a European research organization with headquarters in Heidelberg where he also serves as strategic head of bioinformatics. In addition, he holds an appointment at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. Dr. Bork received his PhD in Biochemistry (1990) and his Habilitation in Theoretical Biophysics (1995). He works in various areas of computational biology and systems analysis with a focus on function prediction, comparative analysis and data integration.


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Bork coauthored 550 research articles in international, peer-reviewed journals, among them more than 70 in Nature, Science and Cell. According to ISI (analyzing 10 years spans), Bork was for many years the most cited European researcher in Molecular Biology and Genetics and is among the top 5 in Biochemistry and Biology.

He is (was) on the editorial board of a number of journals including Science and PLoS Biology, and functions as senior editor of the journal Molecular Systems Biology. Bork was involved with five biotech companies, two of which went public.

Around 35 members of his lab went on to hold professorships or other group leader positions. He received the Nature Award for Creative Mentoring for his achievements in nurturing and stimulating young scientists.

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