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CV of Prof. Torsten Schwede

Nationality: German, Swiss
     
Positions: Since 2018 Vice President for Research, University of Basel
Since 2018 Professor for structural bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel
2016
 –
2019
Director, SPHN Data Coordination Center and BioMedIT project, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
2014
 –
2019
Scientific director, sciCORE center for scientific computing, Universität Basel
  2007
 –
2018
Associate professor for structural bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel
  2003
 – 2009
Chairman of the Biozentrum Research Core Program “Computational and System Biology"
  Since 2002 Group leader at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  2001
 – 2007 
Assistant professor (tenure track) for structural bioinformatics, Biozentrum, University of Basel
  2000
 –
2001
Staff scientist at GSK GlaxoSmithKline R&D, Geneva.
  1999
 –
2000
Postdoctoral researcher at GWER GlaxoWellcome Experimental Research, Geneva.
     
Education: 1995  –
1998
PhD thesis in protein crystallography "X-ray crystallographic structure solution of Histidine Ammonia-Lyase from Pseudomonas putida by multiple isomorphous replacement." In the group of G.E. Schulz, Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg i.Br., Germany.
  1991
 – 1994
Diploma studies in Chemistry (Biochemistry) at Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg i.Br., Germany.
  1988
 – 1992
Diploma studies in Chemistry (Biochemistry) at Universität Bayreuth, Germany.
     
Selected Awards & Honors: 2009 ISI Thomson Reuters selected “SWISS-MODEL: An automated protein homology-modeling server; Nucleic Acids Res 31: 3381-3385 (2003)” as the highest cited Swiss paper during the last 10 years (1999-2009).
2014 In a study “Best of: Schweizer Forschung 2014/15” comparing traditional citations with altmetrics by the SNSF Swiss National Science Foundation, our 2014 Nucleic Acids Research manuscript on SWISS-MODEL achieves rank 6 on traditional impact measure.
Selected Memberships: 2019 ISMB Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology - Conference Chair ISMB 2019, Basel
Since 2017 SPHN Swiss Personalized Health Network, member of the Scientific Expert Board (chair)
2015
 – 2016
Member of the ELIXIR board (chair)
Since 2015 RCSB PDB, member of the scientific advisory board
  Since 2015 DR3 project, UCSD, member of the scientific advisory board
2013
 – 2018
IMI Innovative Medicines Initiative – member of the Scientific Committee
  2012 ECCB'12 - European Conference on Computational Biology, conference chair
Since 2011 CASP Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction - member of the organizing committee
  Since 2009 Phyre project, Imperial College London, member of the scientific advisory board
  2007
 –
2018
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, member of the executive board of directors
 2003
 –
2017
[BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference, conference series chair

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