Cellular Proteome Research

Pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi utilize and alter physiological cellular processes of the infected host. Our studies focus on the identification of unknown processes in complex and molecular networks, which are involved in infectious diseases.

Prof. Lothar Jänsch

„Proteins are the functional units of life. Only when we completely understand them will we know how life functions!“

Lothar Jänsch studied biology at the Free University of Berlin and in 1995 prepared his diploma thesis at the IGF in Berlin. After that, he worked as a PhD student at the IGF and the University of Hanover and graduated in 1998. After two years of working as a scientific consultant for the Pfizer Company, Germany, Lothar Jänsch started as a postdoc in the Department of Cell Biology at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF) in 2000. From 2003 to 2006 he led the project “Identification of new virulence factors” and since then is the head of the research group “Cellular Proteomics” at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI). In February 2009, Lothar Jänsch received a tenure-tracked position at the HZI. His research focuses on translational projects in cooperation with academic, medical and industrial partners to investigate the early phases of pathogen-host-interactions and signal transduction pathways of the adaptive immune response.