Rfam team

The Rfam database is curated and maintained at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK. The resource is a collaboration with researchers from Sean Eddy lab at Harvard University, USA.

European Bioinformatics Institute


  • Sean Eddy (Harvard University) - founding developer and author of Infernal software
  • Eric Nawrocki (NCBI) - developer of Infernal software
  • Elena Rivas (Harvard University) - author of R-scape software

Previous contributors

Rfam is a collaborative venture and we hope to be able to interact with as many people as possible to provide a quality database. Please Contact us for information.