Rolf Apweiler

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Rolf Apweiler
Rolf Apweiler in 2015.
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Scientific career
ThesisCharacterization of the effect of (-) - 2- (4-methylphenoxy) -7- (4-chlorophenyl) -heptanoic acid on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance of FA-FA and FA -? - Rats (1994) Edit this at Wikidata

Rolf Apweiler is a director of European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)[7][8] with Ewan Birney.[9][10]


Apweiler gained his PhD in biochemistry from Heidelberg University.[11][12]


Apweiler has been working on the Swiss-Prot[13] protein sequence database since 1987, and in 1994 he became leader of the Swiss-Prot group. He has been joint head of the Protein and Nucleotide Data (PANDA) Group since 2007. The PANDA group is involved in several international collaborations like the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) Proteomics Standards Initiative. Apweiler is a member of the Nomenclature Committee of IUBMB, the FlyBase advisory board, the committee of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the advisory board of the Human Proteome Resource (HPR).

Apweiler is an editor of the FEBS Journal and a section editor of BMC Bioinformatics and has published more than 200 papers.[14][15][16]

Awards and honours[edit]

Apweiler was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2012[1] and elected a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology in 2015.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The EMBO Pocket Directory" (PDF). European Molecular Biology Organization. Archived from the original on 2015-03-16.
  2. ^ a b "Meet the ISCB Fellows Class of 2015". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Dr. Rolf Apweiler, European Bioinformatics Institute EMBL-EBI (ELIXIR)". Archived from the original on 2015-07-07.
  4. ^ "Rolf Apweiler -". Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  5. ^ Bairoch, A.; Apweiler, R.; Wu, C. H.; Barker, W. C.; Boeckmann, B.; Ferro, S.; Gasteiger, E.; Huang, H.; Lopez, R.; Magrane, M.; Martin, M. J.; Natale, D. A.; O'Donovan, C.; Redaschi, N.; Yeh, L. S. (2004). "The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt)". Nucleic Acids Research. 33 (Database issue): D154–D159. doi:10.1093/nar/gki070. PMC 540024. PMID 15608167.
  6. ^ Hunter, S.; Apweiler, R.; Attwood, T.; Bairoch, A.; Bateman, A.; Binns, D.; Bork, P.; Das, U.; Daugherty, L.; Duquenne, L.; Finn, R. D.; Gough, J.; Haft, D.; Hulo, N.; Kahn, D.; Kelly, E.; Laugraud, A.; Letunic, I.; Lonsdale, D.; Lopez, R.; Madera, M.; Maslen, J.; McAnulla, C.; McDowall, J.; Mistry, J.; Mitchell, A.; Mulder, N.; Natale, D.; Orengo, C.; Quinn, A. F. (Jan 2009). "InterPro: the integrative protein signature database". Nucleic Acids Research. 37 (Database issue): D211–D215. doi:10.1093/nar/gkn785. ISSN 0305-1048. PMC 2686546. PMID 18940856. open access
  7. ^ Rolf Apweiler page at the EBI
  8. ^ Rolf Apweiler on LinkedIn Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ Rolf Apweiler publications from Europe PubMed Central
  10. ^ Carninci, P; Kasukawa, T; Katayama, S; Gough, J; Frith, M. C.; Maeda, N; Oyama, R; Ravasi, T; Lenhard, B; Wells, C; Kodzius, R; Shimokawa, K; Bajic, V. B.; Brenner, S. E.; Batalov, S; Forrest, A. R.; Zavolan, M; Davis, M. J.; Wilming, L. G.; Aidinis, V; Allen, J. E.; Ambesi-Impiombato, A; Apweiler, R; Aturaliya, R. N.; Bailey, T. L.; Bansal, M; Baxter, L; Beisel, K. W.; Bersano, T; et al. (2005). "The transcriptional landscape of the mammalian genome". Science. 309 (5740): 1559–63. Bibcode:2005Sci...309.1559F. doi:10.1126/science.1112014. PMID 16141072. S2CID 8712839.
  11. ^ Apweiler, Rolf (1994). Charakterisierung der Wirkung von ( - )-2-(4-Methylphenoxy)-7-(4-Chlorophenyl)-Heptansäure auf die Insulinsensitivität und Glucosetoleranz von fa-fa- und FA-?-Ratten (PhD thesis). University of Heidelberg. OCLC 75488289.
  12. ^ Rolf Apweiler page at Archived February 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Boeckmann, B.; Bairoch, A.; Apweiler, R.; Blatter, M. C.; Estreicher, A.; Gasteiger, E.; Martin, M. J.; Michoud, K.; O'Donovan, C.; Phan, I.; Pilbout, S.; Schneider, M. (2003). "The SWISS-PROT protein knowledgebase and its supplement TrEMBL in 2003". Nucleic Acids Research. 31 (1): 365–370. doi:10.1093/nar/gkg095. PMC 165542. PMID 12520024.
  14. ^ Rolf Apweiler in Google Scholar
  15. ^ Rolf Apweiler at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  16. ^ Rolf Apweiler publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
Academic offices
Preceded by Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute