Erik joined Interline as a consulting Senior Bioinformatics Fellow in August 2021. His experience spans the fields of proteomics, structural and computational biology, and includes leadership of technical and scientific teams around the world. Erik received his Ph.D. from the CRG in Barcelona in the lab of Luis Serrano, where his research involved computational modeling of peptide-protein interactions. Erik subsequently joined Nevan Krogan’s lab at UCSF, where his work was central to establishing the bioinformatics pipeline for systematically characterizing protein interaction networks. Scientifically, Erik contributed significantly to several host-virus interactome projects and publications for pathogens, including Kaposi’s sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV), hepatitis C, influenza, West Nile and HIV.
Erik also has worked as a Bioinformatics Scientist at Genentech, where he contributed to a wide range of proteomics projects, including characterization of autophagy, cell death, and protein interactions. Most notable amongst these was a landmark contribution in Cell describing the screening of ~600K potential interactions between secreted proteins and immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily proteins. He then joined Galapagos as an Associate Director of Bioinformatics.
Erik resides in Belgium with his wife Anne and their two children.