Prof. Mewes retires after 16 years leading IBIS

Since 2001, Prof. Mewes has been full professor of bioinformatics at TUM and Director of the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Prof. Mewes, a pioneer in bioinformatics research and education, dedicated his carear to systems biology.
He graduated from Philipps Universität in 1977 in Marburg and worked as research associate at the University of Heidelberg, as research fellow at the EMBL Heidelberg (Protein Chemistry) and at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie in Martinsried.

In 1987, after obtaining his doctorate, he set up a working group at the MPI for Biochemistry. This group did pioneering work in genome analysis with sequence analysis of the yeast and Arabidopsis genomes.

Together with Prof. Ralf Zimmer in 2000/2001 was the co-founder of the Bioinformatics Bachelor and Master Programs in Munich.

He is the author of 172 publications listed in the ISI. They have been cited on over 11,000 times.

We would like to thank Prof. Mewes for his many years of dedication and wish him good luck for a fulfilling retirement.