As Chief Information Officer for Harvard Medical School, Rainer Fuchs provides vision and leadership to the school's IT department. Its mission is to leverage leading edge information technologies and enable researchers and educators at HMS gain breakthrough insights into disease mechanisms and train the next generation of outstanding physicians.
Dr. Fuchs joined Harvard Medical School in 2012. Prior to that, he spent almost twenty years in the biopharmaceutical industry including twelve years with Biogen Idec, where he held the position of Vice President of R&D Information Technologies. He was also creator and executive director of the Biogen Idec Innovation Incubator (BI3) and instrumental in launching three startup drug discovery companies.
His experience in the biopharmaceutical sector includes senior leadership positions in life science informatics at Aventis, Ariad, and Glaxo Wellcome. Prior to industry, Dr. Fuchs was a bioinformatics scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg.
He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Darmstadt and a Masters degree in Microbiology from the University of Frankfurt.
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