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Niklas Blomberg


Dr Niklas Blomberg is the Founding Director of ELIXIR, the pan-European infrastructure for biological
 information, since February 2013. After pursuing his 
Bachelor in Chemistry from Göteborg University, he 
obtained his PhD in Structural Biology and
 Bioinformatics from the European Molecular Biology
 Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg.

He had worked as
 Principal Scientist and Team Leader in
 Computational Chemistry and Computational 
Biology at AstraZeneca R&D Mölndal, Sweden, from
 1999 until 2014. During his time at AstraZeneca he 
was also EFPIA co-chair at the Innovative Medicines Initiative – OpenPHACTS project, from 2009 until 2013. Before joining ELIXIR in 2013, he was also chairman of the Swedish national research infrastructure for bioinformatics.