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People in the News: Niklas Blomberg


The European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information's interim board has tapped Niklas Blomberg to serve as ELIXIR's founding director.

Blomberg is a principal scientist and team leader in computational chemistry and computational biology at AstraZeneca's Mölndal, Sweden-based office. He has a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from Göteborg University and a doctorate in structural biology and bioinformatics from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

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