Henning Hermjakob
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Henning Hermjakob


As co-founder of the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative (PSI), Henning Hermjakob contributed to the development of a broad range of community data representation standards for proteomics and interactomics. Based on the trust and collaborative spirit built up in the development of data representation standards, he coordinated the next step, the intensive collaboration of proteomics and interactomics data resources globally in the IMEx [3] and ProteomeXchange [4] consortia, providing infrastructure support for the move towards an open data culture in proteomics. Building on his experience in interactomics, he is now co-PI of the Reactome Pathways database [1] and the BioModels resource of systems biology models [2]. Current research interests comprise distributed data resources (http://omicsdi.org) and complex data visualisation.

1. Fabregat A, et al. The Reactome pathway Knowledgebase. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D481-7.
2. Chelliah V, et al. BioModels: ten-year anniversary. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Jan;43 (Database issue):D542-8.
3. Orchard S, et al. Protein interaction data curation: the International Molecular Exchange (IMEx) consortium. Nat Methods. 2012 Mar 27;9(4):345-350.
4. VizcaĆ­no JA, et al. ProteomeXchange provides globally coordinated proteomics data submission and dissemination. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Mar 10;32(3):223-6.
5. Lander ES, et al. Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome.
Nature. 2001 Feb 15;409(6822):860-921.

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European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute
September 1997
Molecular Networks
Henning Hermjakob leads the Molecular Systems services at EMBL-EBI, which provide worldwide reference data resources in interactomics (IntAct), pathways (Reactome), and systems biology models (BioModels). He received his MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Bielefeld and has been at EMBL-EBI since 1997.


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