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Alex Bateman

Last modified August 3, 2020

Senior Team Leader Protein Sequence Resources and Group Leader Bateman Research Group.


EMBL Outstation European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL/EBI)
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge
CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1223 379 494100
Fax: +44 (0)1223 494469

Short biography

Dr. Alex Bateman joined EMBL-EBI as the Head of Protein Sequence Resources cluster in 2012 and has oversight for world leading protein and ncRNA related databases, namely UniProt, Pfam, Rfam, RNAcentral and InterPro. He took over from Dr. Rolf Apweiler as PI for the UniProt grant. In addition, the work of the Bateman Research Group focuses on the analysis of protein and RNA sequences and understanding how they evolve, function and interact. Prior to that he managed the production of numerous popular biological databases such as Pfam and Rfam at the Sanger Institute. He was formerly a member of, and Chairman of the ISB's Executive Committee. He was also Executive Editor for Bioinformatics and Editor of Nucleic Acids Research's database issue. He recently edited a book on protein families with Christine Orengo.


The Protein Sequence Resources cluster at the EMBL-EBI includes world-leading databases including UniProt, InterPro, Pfam and Rfam. In addition the work of the Bateman Research Group focuses on the analysis of protein and RNA sequences, to understand how they evolve, function and interact.

UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

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