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.

Additionally, a QTOF and an ion trap for HPLC- and GC-MS analyses, respectively, are available.

Main areas of research are:
a)    comparative and quantitative analyses of „healthy“ and „diseased“ tissue;
b)    search for biomarkers to allow a fast and anticipatory diagnosis of threatening diseases;
c)    targeted identification of proteins that are putatively related to interesting biological phenomena;
d)    detection und characterization of posttranslational modifications as phosphorylation and glycosylation with the background of cellular signaling cascades;
e)    structural characterization of new low molecular weight molecules with interesting medical properties (e.g. new antibiotics).

Contact: Dr. Manfred Nimtz 

Staff: Andrea Abrahamik, Anja Meier