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Prof Bengt Persson

Professional Title: Professor
Other: Director of NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden)

Primary domain: Bioinformatics

Organization name: NBIS -- National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden and ELIXIR Swedish Node

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Uppsala and Stockholm - Sweden


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Professor of bioinformatics, SciLifeLab, Uppsala University, and affiliated with KI, since 2013. Director of NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden), since 2010. Head of Node Swedish ELIXIR node, since 2013. ELIXIR steering board and interim board, 2007--2013. Selection of previous appointments • Professor of bioinformatics, Linköping University, and affiliated with KI, 2002–2013. • Director of NSC (National Supercomputer Centre), Linköping, 2008–2012. • Programme director, national research school in medical bioinformatics, 2001–2011. • Senior lecturer, Stockholm Bioinformatics Centre, 1999–2002. • Assistant professor at the Medical Research Council, 1995–1998. • Postdoc, EMBL, 1992–1994 • Ph.D. position at the Medical Research Council, 1989–1991. Academic education • M.D. 1986, Karolinska Institutet. • Ph.D. 1991, Karolinska Institutet. • Postdoc at EMBL, Heidelberg, 1992–1994 • Docent in Medical chemistry, 1993, Karolinska Institutet. Publications and h-index (March 2013) • 165 publications • 6938 citations (Web of Science) or 8373 (Google Scholar) • h-index 39 (Web of Science) or 46 (Google Scholar)