Director of EMBL-EBI and Senior Scientist
Rolf Apweiler is Director of EMBL-EBI, together with Ewan Birney. Prior to this position he was Joint Associate Director, after many years of leading protein resources such as EMBL-EBI's contribution to the UniProt Consortium. Rolf has made a major contribution to methods for the automatic annotation of proteins, making it possible to add relevant information to proteome sets for entire organisms. He has spearheaded the development of standards for proteomics data, and his teams have maintained major collections of protein identifications from proteomics experiments (PRIDE) and molecular interactions (IntAct). He also leads EMBL-EBI’s contribution to the Gene Ontology.
Rolf received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in 1994, and has been at EMBL since 1987. His major contribution to the field of proteomics was recognised by his election to President of the Human Proteomics Organisation, which he held in 2007 and 2008. In 2012, he was elected as a member of EMBO.
apweiler [at] ebi.ac.uk
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7078-200X
Tel: / Fax:+44 (0)1223 494 468
The Directors' office provides support to the Directors of EMBL-EBI, Rolf Apweiler and Ewan Birney, and for their projects. We are responsible for organising high-level visits to EMBL-EBI, and support reviews by our Advisory Committees, retreats for senior management, and EMBL management meetings in Hinxton. We administer the bi-weekly Strategy and Management Committee as well as the weekly Group and Team Leaders' meetings.