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Name  Rolf Apweiler

Education  Heidelberg University
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Institutions  EMBL-EBI Heidelberg University
Alma mater  Heidelberg University University of Bath
Thesis  Characterization of the effect of (-) - 2- (4-methylphenoxy) -7- (4-chlorophenyl) -heptanoic acid on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance of FA-FA and FA -? - Rats (1994)
Doctoral students  Joe Foster Garth Ilsey Michael Mueller Evgenia Kriventseva Steffen Moller
Known for  Swiss-Prot TrEMBL UniProt InterPro
Notable awards  EMBO member (2012) Fellow of the ICSB (2015)
Books  Bioinformatics for Biologists
Fields  Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Proteomics

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Rolf Apweiler is a director of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) with Ewan Birney.


Rolf Apweiler Ewan Birney and Rolf Apweiler appointed Joint Directors of EMBLEBI


Apweiler gained his PhD in Biochemistry from Heidelberg University.


Apweiler has been working on the Swiss-Prot protein sequence database since 1987, and in 1994 he became leader of the Swiss-Prot group. He has been joint head of the Protein and Nucleotide Data (PANDA) Group since 2007. The PANDA group is involved in several international collaborations like the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Proteomics Standards Initiative. Apweiler is a member of the Nomenclature Committee of IUBMB, the FlyBase advisory board, the committee of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the advisory board of the Human Proteome Resource (HPR).

Apweiler is an editor of the FEBS Journal and a section editor of BMC Bioinformatics and has published more than 200 papers.

Awards and honours

Apweiler was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2012 and made a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology in 2015.


Rolf Apweiler Wikipedia

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