Peter Tompa received his PhD in biochemistry and enzymology from ELTE University, Budapest in 1991. Currently, he is the director and group-leader at VIB (Flanders Institute of Biotechnology) Structural Biology Research Center (SBRC), Brussels, and a professor of biochemistry at the VUB (Free University Brussels). He also holds group-leader position in the Institute of Enzymology, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

His research focuses on intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), a rapidly advancing field in which he played an active and decisive role. He published 132 papers (about 50 of which are related to structural disorder), 10 book chapters, and the first monograph of the field “Structure and function of intrinsically disordered proteins” (2009) by Taylor and Francis, Inc. (CRC Press). His work received about 6500 (WoS) or 9800 (Google Scholar) citations, his H-index is 36.