Prof. Matthias Mann
Professor Matthias Mann obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Yale, contributing to the Nobel Prize for his supervisor John Fenn for electrospray ionization. He is a Research Director of the Proteomics and Signal Transduction department at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Germany) and the Proteomics Program at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (Denmark). He is the recipient of several prestigious honours and is the highest cited German researcher with an h-index 240 and over 275,000 citations (Google scholar). He has pioneered advances in sample preparation, chromatography, mass spectrometry and computer algorithms to make proteomics applicable to molecular biology. His team has made landmark contributions in signal transduction, biomarker discovery, and metabolic diseases and are continually developing novel proteomic methods to understand human diseases better, more recently, at single-cell resolution. His vision is to bring proteomics expertise into clinics for guiding diagnostics and prognostic decisions.