Ruedi Aebersold is a Swiss and Canadian scientist trained at the Biocenter, University of Basel. He completed his education at Caltech. He is a Professor at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. He was on the faculties of the Universities of British Columbia and Washington and co-founded, with Lee Hood and Alan Aderem, the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. He has co-founded several companies and holds several public service appointments.
The research focus of his group is the proteome. The group has pioneered several widely used techniques and generated a range of open access/open source software and statistical tools that have contributed to making proteomic research results more transparent and accurate.