Peer Bork#

Email:bork 'at' embl.de
Membership Number:4807
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:pbork
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.bork.embl.de


Present and Previous Positions
  • Nov. 2011 Strategic head of bioinformatics at EMBL HD, coordinating all bioinformatics activities at EMBL-HD
  • July 2001 Head of Structural and Computational Biology Unit, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany (curr. with C. Müller)
  • Jun. 1999 Senior scientist , EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Jun 1995 Group leader, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • May 1992 - May 1995 Visiting scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg
  • Jun. 1995 Visiting group leader at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
  • May 1992 - May 1995 Project leader, at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
  • Apr. 1990 - Apr. 1992 Scientist at the Central Institute of Molecular Biology, Dept. of Bioinform., Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Microbiomics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Comparative (Meta)Genomics

Honours and Awards
  • 1995 DFG Hess award to build a research group
  • 1998 FEBS anniversary prize of the GBM
  • 1999 “Dozentenstipendium” of the Fonds of the Chem. Industry
  • 2000 Award of the Academy of Sciences Berlin/Brandenburg
  • 2000 Elected EMBO member
  • 2008 Nature Award for Creative Mentoring (Laudatio by German Research Minister)
  • 2009 Royal Society and Academie des Sciences Microsoft Award
  • 2011 ERC advanced research grant on human cancerbiome
  • 2014 Elected Leopoldina member (German Acad. of Sciences)
  • 2014 Honorary professorship, Univ. Würzburg, Germany
  • 2014 Dr Tissier’s medal of the Bifidus foundation (Japan)
  • 2015 ERC advanced research grant on human microbiome at strain resolution
  • 2016 Felix Burda award for colon cancer research
  • 2017 Honorary doctorate, Univ. Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • 2018 Honorary professorship Fudan Univ. Shanghai (China)
  • 2018 Heinz P.R. Seeliger award

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