Center for Bioinformatics
University of Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 42838 7351
eMail: rarey (at) zbh.uni-hamburg.de
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rarey heads the Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
His background is in Computer Science (M.Sc. Paderborn, 1992, Ph.D. Bonn, 1996) with a focus on Bio- and Cheminformatics. Until July 2002, he was group leader for Cheminformatics at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI, former part of GMD). In 1997 and 2000, Prof. Rarey performed research in the cheminformatics departments of SmithKline Beecham (King of Prussia, PA) and Roche Bioscience (Palo Alto, CA). Prof. Rarey is a co-founder of the cheminformatics company BioSolveIT GmbH located in Sankt Augustin. Since 2002, he heads the Center for Bioinformatics at the University of Hamburg. He is the director of the Research Group for Computational Molecular Design which focuses on the development of new algorithms for problems occurring in molecular design, innovative approaches to cheminformatics and new molecular visualization techniques. Since 1993, Prof. Dr. Matthias Rarey has been developing innovative Software tools for structure- and ligand-based molecular design, several of which have gained international recognition, e.g. FlexX, Features Trees, PoseView, SMARTSeditor, Mona, ProToss and HYDE.
Since 2014, Prof. Rarey is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling of the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, he is a member in the scientific committees of Wire Computational Molecular Science and the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling as well as several national and international conferences program committees. He is the spokesman of the Fachgruppe Bioinformatik (FaBI), a joint working group founded in 2014 by the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., the Dechema e.V., the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularchemie and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh).
Together with his colleagues, Prof. Rarey established the study programs M.Sc. Bioinformatik and B.Sc. Computing in Science and is a member of their examinations boards as well as the responsible for the study program M.Sc. Bioinformatik. Prof. Rarey is a member of the faculty council of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, he heads the PhD committee of the Faculty of Informatics. He is a liaison professor for the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
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