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 at EMBL-EBI, including the UniProt Consortium, InterPro and 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. He 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.