Our three scientific founders are all eminent scientists who bring extensive experience in Life Sciences to GeneBio:
Prof. Ron D. Appel, Ph.D.
Ron Appel, Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Geneva, was co-founder of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
in 1998. He led the Proteome Informatics Group pioneering the development of proteomics software and databases, in particular Melanie 2-D gel electrophoresis analysis sortware. Ron was also the initator of ExPASy
, the world's first Web site dedicated to life sciences. Currently he is the Executive Director of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Geneva.
Prof. Amos Bairoch, Ph.D.
Prof. Amos Bairoch, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, is professor and head of the Department of Structural Biology and Bioinformatics of Geneva University and a founder of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
. Amos founded the world-renowned protein database Swiss-Prot
(now integrated in the UniProt Knowledgebase ). He was also responsible for the development of the PC/Gene sequence analysis software package, as well as the PROSITE
and ENZYME databases. He was also a co-creator of the ExPASy
proteome analysis Web server and its protein characterization tools. Amos is now Head of CALIPHO
, an interdisciplinary team of biocurators, bioinformaticians and experimentalists who are using different methodologies to help uncover the function of uncharacterized human proteins.
Prof. Denis F. Hochstrasser, M.D.
Prof. Denis F. Hochstrasser, M.D., is director of the Department of Genetic and Laboratory Medicine at Geneva University Hospital and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
. Denis is also Head of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory of the Geneva University Hospital. He is full Professor both to Geneva University's Department of Structure Biology and Bioinformatics in the Medical School and to the School of Pharmacy in the Science Faculty. He is an authority on clinical proteomics and a pioneer in its application in the medical field.