Director, Department of Protoeomics and Signal Transduction at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich
Matthias Mann works as a director at the Department of Protoeomics and Signal Transduction at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich where his group develops and applies methods of mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics in a variety of biological areas.
He is also Program Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen where his Clinical Proteomics group concentrates on large scale analysis of human plasma proteomes.
Matthias has contributed breakthroughs that have revolutionized proteomics techniques in biomedical laboratories around the world. He is currently the highest cited German researcher. His contributions include the “peptide sequence tag” approach which allows proteins to be computationally identified by the fragment spectra; nanoelectrospray which allows minute quantities of protein to be tested; and methods for analyzing proteins after extracting them from gels.