Bengt Persson

Bengt Persson, Professor of bioinformatics at Uppsala University, Director of NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden, the SciLifeLab Bioinformatics platform), and Head of Node ELIXIR-SE.

Bengt Persson is Professor of bioinformatics at Uppsala University, Director of NBIS (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden, the SciLifeLab Bioinformatics platform), and Head of Node ELIXIR-SE.

He is engaged in the European 1+ Million Genome Project and co-leads the WG-5 aiming at establishing an infrastructure for genomics data, enabling secure and controlled access across Europe. He is also involved in several other ELIXIR-related EU projects. His research areas are protein structural calculations of consequences of mutations, functional assignments of protein families, and gene expression in different types of heart failure. 188 publications, 22564 citations (Google Scholar), h-index 64 (Google Scholar), i10-index 161 (Google Scholar).

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