Ron Appel is a bioinformatics researcher and executive, currently, with Christine Durinx, Joint Executive Director of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and Professor at the University of Geneva. Having trained as a computer scientist, he has been active for over 25 years in bioinformatics for proteomics research. Co-founder in 1998 of the SIB, he became its Executive Director in 2007 before sharing this role with Christine as of 2018. Involved in executive and entrepreneurial functions, he is also the co-founder of two start-up biotechnology companies in Geneva.

Specialties: Bioinformatics, proteomics, internet & health