Frank Eisenhaber

Executive Director (BII) and A*STAR Senior Fellow (GIS)

Bioinformatics Institute

Frank Eisenhaber holds an MD and a degree in biophysics from the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow (1985) and a PhD from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow. After working as a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna (1999-2007), he joined A*STAR’s Bioinformatics Institute (BII) in August 2007 as Executive Director. He is also an A*STAR Senior Fellow at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)’s Laboratory of Gene Function Discovery.

Eisenhaber’s research interests are focused on discovering new biomolecular mechanisms with theoretical and biochemical approaches, and functionally characterising yet-uncharacterised genes and pathways. He is one of several scientists credited with the discovery of the SET domain methyltransferases, ATGL, kleisins and many new protein domain functions (eg, in the GPI lipid anchor biosynthesis pathway); and with the development of accurate prediction tools for post-translational modifications and subcellular localisations.

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