Alex Bateman is joining the European Bioinformatics Institute as head of protein sequence resources, replacing Rolf Apweiler.

Bateman starts his new job on Nov. 1. He is currently senior investigator at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where in his 15 years he has led the development of protein and RNA family databases. He has published more than 120 scientific papers and reviews and his work has been cited more than 26,000 times.

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