Alex Bateman

Alex Bateman
Senior Team Leader, Protein sequence resources

Dr Alex Bateman joined EMBL-EBI as the Head of Protein Sequence Resources in 2012. He took over from Rolf Apweiler as the PI for the UniProt grant (an international collaboration between EBI, SIB and PIR) and has oversight for protein and ncRNA related databases at EMBL-EBI. Prior to that he managed the production of numerous popular biological databases such as Pfam and Rfam at the Sanger Institute. He was formerly a member of, and Chairman of the ISB's Executive Committee. He was also Executive Editor for Bioinformatics and Editor of NAR's database issue.

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6982-4660

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Bateman team

Dr Alex Bateman leads the the Protein sequence resources cluster that includes world leading databases including UniProt, Pfam, Rfam, TreeFam and MEROPS. As Head of Protein Sequence Resources at EMBL-EBI, Alex Bateman also has an important strategic leadership role in the InterPro and UniProtKB databases.



Team members

  • Matthias Blum
  • Hsin Yu Chang
  • Sara Chuguransky
  • Amy Cottage
  • Swaathi Kandasaamy
  • Maria-Jesus Martin
  • Jaina Mistry
  • Gift Nuka
  • Nancy Ontiveros
  • Sandra Orchard
  • Typhaine Paysan-Lafosse
  • Anton Petrov
  • Matloob Qureshi
  • Neil Rawlings
  • Carlos Eduardo Ribas
  • Gustavo Salazar-Orejuela
  • Blake Sweeney
  • Lowri Williams