Henning Hermjakob

Henning Hermjakob

Team Leader Proteomics Services - Hermjakob team: Proteomics

MSc Bioinformatics University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1995. Research assistent at German National Centre for Biotechnology (GBF) 1996. At EMBL-EBI since 1997.

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8479-0262

Tel:+44 (0)1223 494 671 / Fax:+44 (0)1223 494 468

http://www.ebi.ac.uk/~hhe (personal homepage)

Hermjakob team

The Proteomics Services Team, led by Henning Hermjakob, develops tools and resources for the representation, deposition, distribution and analysis of proteomics and systems biology data. The team follows an open-source, open-data approach and is a major contributor to community standards, in particular the Proteomics Standards Initiative (PSI) of the international Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), and COMBINE systems biology standards.

As a result of long-term engagement with the community, journal editors and funding organisations, data deposition in standards-compliant data resources such as IntAct, PRIDE, and BioModels is becoming a strongly recommended part of the publishing process. This has resulted in a rapid increase in the data content of EMBL-EBI's proteomics resources. In addition, the curation teams ensure consistency and appropriate annotation of all data, whether from direct depositions or literature curation, to provide the community with high-quality reference datasets.

The team also contributes to the development of data integration technologies using protocols like Distributed Annotation System (DAS) and semantic web technologies, and providing stable identifiers for biomolecular entities through identifiers.org.

The Proteomics Services Team offers a range of projects for interested Master's students. Please send a covering letter and CV to hhe [at] ebi.ac.uk.




Journal of proteome research. Volume 11, Number 4, (2012), p.2014–2031
Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. Volume 2012, (2012),
Biotechnology Journal. Volume 7, Number 8, (2012), p.958–972
Proteomics. Volume 12, Number 10, (2012), p.1656–1662


Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, NJ). Volume 696, (2011), p.149–160
Database: the journal of biological databases and curation. Volume 2011, (2011),
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, NJ). Volume 694, (2011), p.229–236


Nucleic acids research. Volume 38, Number suppl 2, (2010), p.W155–W160


Chemistry Central Journal. Volume 3, (2009), p.1–1
Nat Biotechnol. Volume 27, Number 7, (2009), p.598-9 doi:


Data Integration in the Life Sciences. (2008), p.207–207
Modern Genome Annotation: The Biosapiens Network. (2008), p.413
Nucleic acids research. Volume 36, Number suppl 1, (2008), p.D878–D883


Mol. BioSyst.. Volume 3, Number 8, (2007), p.518–522


Simulation Conference, 2006. WSC 06. Proceedings of the Winter. (2006), p.1587–1594
Proteomics. Volume 6, Number 9, (2006), p.2633–2633
Comparative and functional genomics.. Volume 3, (2006),
Methods and Principles in Medicinal Chemistry. Volume 28, (2006), p.19
Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis in Proteomics. Volume 367, (2006), p.261


Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Volume 4, Number 4, (2005), p.435–440


Drug Discovery Today: Biosilico. Volume 2, Number 3, (2004), p.91–93
Expert review of proteomics. Volume 1, Number 2, (2004), p.179–183


Proteomics. Volume 3, Number 7, (2003), p.1374–1376
Comparative and functional genomics. Volume 4, Number 2, (2003), p.203–206 doi:
Methods of information in medicine. Volume 42, Number 2, (2003), p.154–160 doi:


Comparative and functional genomics. Volume 3, Number 1, (2002), p.47–50




Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-General Subjects. Volume 1473, Number 1, (1999), p.4–8
Bioinformatics. Volume 15, Number 9, (1999), p.771–772