Burkhard Rost


Burkhard Rost is one of the researchers who has decisively shaped the development of bioinformatics into the indispensable discipline we know today. He is expected to provide new impetus and be a driving force for his subject in Germany and also build a bridge between biological sciences and medicine. To this end he will gather together a top-flight researcher group.

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Nominating University: Munich University of Technology (TU)

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Rost

born 1961, bioinformatics scientist from Germany, studied physics, philosophy, history and psychology in Gießen and Heidelberg and completed his doctorate in physics at Heidelberg in 1994. In 1995, he spent time researching at Hinxton, Cambridge, UK and has been conducting research and teaching at Columbia University, New York, since 1998. Rost is, amongst others, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.