At its recent annual meeting, the Human Proteome Organization elected Rolf Apweiler of the European Bioinformatics Institute as its next president. Apweiler is currently chair of HUPO's Proteomics Standards Initiative and leads the sequence database group at EBI, where he coordinates the UniProt/SwissProt database and other projects.

BioInform spoke to Apweiler by phone to get a better idea of his vision for HUPO and how his background in bioinformatics will help him lead the organization.

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