Holger Karas, CEO of Biobase


AT A GLANCE: Holds a diploma in chemistry from the University of Braunschweig. Co-developer of the Transfec database, co-founder of Biobase. Enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing “Magic the Gathering,” and collecting comic books.

QWhere will bioinformatics be in two years? Five years?

ABioinformatics is the primary challenge of this decade since it is the only technology that can help us really understand the genome.

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