Prof. Dr Wim Vranken
Research professor, VUB
MutaFrame: Identifying molecular causes of human diseases.
RWim started off in (organic) chemistry at the University of Gent, Belgium, moved to the conformational analysis of HIV V3 loop peptides from experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) data, and continued with the NMR analysis of peptides and proteins at McGill university and the then Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) in Montréal, Canada. During an in-between year at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, he rediscovered programming, and started to move solidly into computational aspects of NMR. This was the core of his work while at the Protein Data Bank Europe (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) at Hinxton, Cambridge, UK. He is now research professor at the VUB in Brussels, Belgium, and director of the (IB)2 VUB/ULB Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels, working on AI-driven research into the behavior of proteins.