Rolf Apweiler

Rolf Apweiler

The European Bioinformatics Institute

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Rolf Apweiler is a director at the European Bioinformatics Institute [EBI] headquartered in Cambridge.

Rolf Apweiler is a director at the European Bioinformatics Institute [EBI] headquartered in Cambridge.

Career Overview

Rolf Apweiler has a vast academic and scientific background, having studied biology at Heidelberg University before becoming a Swiss-Prot Annotator at Heidelberg’s European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] in 1987. He has also carried out research for Boehringer Mannheim between 1991 and 1994.

In 1994, Apweiler then became a Swiss-Prot Co-Ordinator for the new EMBL partnership with the European Bioinformatics Institute [EBI]. He rose up the ranks to become Head of Sequence Dataase Group in 2001 before becoming the joint head of the Protein and Nucleotide Data Group in 2007.

In 2012, Apweiler was appointed an associate director of the EMBL-EBI partnership. He held the role for three years before moving to Cambridge in 2015 to take up the role of director at the EBI.

In October 2020, Apweiler appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.

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