Rolf Apweiler and Ewan Birney will become associate directors of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute, succeeding Graham Cameron, who is retiring.

Apweiler and Birney have been jointly running a team since 2007 to develop public-domain protein and nucleotide databases and tools.

Apweiler joined EMBL in 1987 and leads EBI's contribution to the Gene Ontology. He holds a PhD from the University of Heidelberg.

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