Cellular Proteome Research

Pathogenic bacteria and viruses utilize and manipulate cellular processes of our immune system. The identification of protein functions in the human immune system that decisively control the progression of infections constitutes the central aim of the research group Cellular Proteomics at the HZI.



Prof Dr Lothar Jänsch

Research Group Leader

Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:

November 8, 1967


Education and Employment

* 1989 - 1995

Studies in Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Diploma thesis under the supervision of U.K. Schmitz and H.P. Braun, Institut für Genbiologische Forschung (IGF), Berlin

* 1995 - 1998

Ph.D. thesis with U.K. Schmitz and H.P. Braun, at the IGF in Berlin and the Institut für Angewandte Genetik, Universität Hannover, Defence „The Protein Complexes of Higher Plants” (summa cum laude).

* 1998 - 2000

Scientific Consultant, Pfizer Company, Germany

* 2000 – 2002

Trainee in the Mass spectrometry (MS) facility at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology (MS-technologies and data analyses), Research Group Biophysical Analytics (M. Nimtz and Victor Wray).  

* 2000 - 2003

Postdoc in the laboratory of J. Wehland, Department of Cell Biology, German Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF), Braunschweig, Germany

* 2003 - 2006

Head of the project “Identification of new virulence factors”, GBF, Germany

* since 10/2006

Head of the Cellular Proteomics Research Group, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (former GBF), Braunschweig, Germany


Selected Activities

* 2001-2006

Lecturer for protein chemistry and proteomics at the Technical University in Braunschweig.

* since 11/2005

Lecturer for bacterial proteome research at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität in Greifswald.

* since 10/2006

Lecturer and supervisor in the graduate program Infection Biology together with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and Hanover Medical School.


Ad-hoc peer reviewer for scientific journals including “Electrophoresis”, “Proteomics”,  “Vaccines” and “Nucleic Acid Research”.


Member of the German Society of Proteome Research (DGPF).

Former Members

Dr. Evelin Berger, Universität Göteborg, Schweden

Dr. Henning Großkopf, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig 

Dr. Maxi Heyner, Universität Magdeburg

Dr. Alexander Iphöfer, Repha GmbH, Hannover

Dr. Sebastian König, AbbVie

Dr. Anne Kummer, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle

Dr. Tobias Reinl, GlycoThera GmbH, Hannover

Dr. Olga Shevchuk, Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften, Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Thedieck, European Medical School, Universities of Groningen (NL) and Oldenburg (D)

Prof. Dr. Mathias Trost, Faculty for Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle, England

Dr. Roman Fischer, Target Discovery Institute, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University

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