Amos Bairoch is a Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Geneva. He was one of the founders of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), where he leads the CALIPHO group, which relies on bioinformatics, curation, and experimental efforts to functionally characterize human proteins.
His main work is in the field of protein sequence analysis where he contributed to the development of major databases such as the Swiss-Prot database, which later gave birth to UniProt, thus becoming the world’s most comprehensive catalogue of information on proteins. He also created PROSITE database of protein families and domains.
As a leader of the CALIPHO group (together with Lydie Lane), he is now involved in the development of neXtProt database which extends on the UniProt database to include data from a variety of high-throughput approaches (such as micro-array, antibodies screens, proteomics, interactomics, structural genomics), and the Cellosaurus, a knowledge resource on cell lines.
Amos Bairoch has received many highly prestigious awards such as the European Latsis Prize (2004), the Otto Naegeli prize (2010), and the proteomics pioneer award.
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