Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biology since 2001. His research interests cover the evolution and classification of proteins, with a special focus on coiled coils. He obtained his PhD at Princeton University (1985 - 1991) and worked at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (1997-2001) before joining the Max Planck Society.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Bristol University since 2005. His research interests cover the sequence-structure-relationship of proteins, as well as protein design. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge (1987 - 1991) and worked at the University of Sussex (1996 - 2005) before moving to Bristol.