Rupert Lueck is in charge of EMBL IT Services who provide the IT infrastructure, services and support around large-scale scientific computing, data management and clouds including software development and administrative IT to enable data-driven Digital Biology research in EMBL.
Rupert has a key role across a range of the laboratory’s international IT collaborations. He serves on several IT advisory boards and represents EMBL in the EIROforum IT group involving the IT leadership of some of Europe’s biggest research centres.
Rupert joined EMBL in 2005 after seven years in leading IT positions at LION Bioscience, a former global IT solutions provider for pharma and biotech industry. As General Manager he led LION’s Professional Services organization and as Director Global IT Systems he was in charge of corporate IT across the company’s seven international sites before. Prior to LION, he worked in different IT consultancy roles for companies such as Lufthansa Systems and other international businesses from the life science sector.
Rupert holds a degree in Biology and a PhD in Bioinformatics, both from the University of Düsseldorf.