After studying biology at the University Regensburg and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, I became fascinated by the broad impact mass spectrometry-based proteomics has for driving biological knowledge. I did my PhD in neurosciences, tackling glial-derived neuroprotection in the context of retinal degeneration and went on adapting proteomic profiling to identify biological systems and their specific disease-related disorders on a systemic level and thus contribute to a molecular understanding of diseases. I became head of the Research Unit Protein Science at Helmholtz Munich in 2016 and integrated the LC-MSMS-based metabolomics platform in 2021 to the merged Metabolomics and Proteomics Core at Helmholtz Munich.
Head of Core Facility Metabolomics and Proteomics
Director, Research Unit Protein Science and Core Facility Proteomics, Helmholtz Munich
Acting Director, Research Unit Protein Science and Core Facility Proteomics, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deputy Director, Research Unit Protein Science and Core Facility Proteomics, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Senior Staff Scientist, Research Unit Protein Science, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Staff Scientist, Institute for Human Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Postdoctoral research fellow, KKG Ophthalmology, LMU Munich
Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) received from LMU Munich
Dissertation title: Neuroprotective pathways in the retina: Analysis of GDNF-mediated signalling in retinal Mueller glial cells (RMG) and screening for RMG-derived neurotrophic factors.