Team Scientific Service Group Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry

Johannes Graumann (Group Leader)

Email: johannes.graumann@mpi-bn.mpg.de

Telephone Extension: 1760

After receiving his Diplom (M.S. equivalent) in biology at the University of Konstanz, Johannes moved for his Ph.D. in biochemistry to the lab of Ray(mond) J. Deshaies at the California Institute of Technology. When Ray started to increasingly use mass spectrometry–based proteomics in his exploration of the ubiquitin/proteasome system, Johannes rose to the challenge and worked for a one year apprenticeship as a visiting collaborator in John R. Yates’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute. Returning from there to Caltech, he locally implemented the entire Yates lab workflow to contribute to a plethora of projects in various fields under investigation at the institute.

During his postdoctoral education, Johannes received further proteomics training in the lab of Matthias Mann at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, concentrating on stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) in embryonic stem cells and real time adaptation of parameters during liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS2) data acquisition.

After a six year stint at the Weill Cornell Medicine branch campus in Qatar, where he concentrated on the exploration of mesenchymal stem cells as promising agents in cell–based reconstructive medicine as well as affinity proteomics–based blood plasma analysis, he returned to Germany and joined the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, where his work concentrates on reproducible analysis and reporting in the context OMICS data sets as well as functional membrane proteomics.

Dr. Anna M. Sokol (aka Ania; Postdoctoral Fellow)

Email: anna.sokol@mpi-bn.mpg.de

Telephone Extension: 1767

Anna received her Diploma (M. Sc. Eng., Hons) in Biotechnology from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. To finalize her Diploma research on novel inhibitors of proteins involved in tumour angiogenesis, she moved to the Biochemistry Department of the National University of Ireland in Galway. There, she proceeded to study DNA damage responses to chemotherapeutics for a Ph.D. in the laboratory of Michael Carty.

For her post-doctoral studies, Anna joint the group of Agnieszka Chacinska in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw where she actively participated in pioneering zebrafish research in Poland for a project that focused on mitochondrial biogenesis in collaboration with the group of Didier Stainier at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim. Anna joint our group in 2015 and is involved in on a plethora of collaborative, proteomics–based projects as well as developing techniques for functional membrane proteomics.

Dipl. Ing. Sylvia Jeratsch (Engineer)

Email: sylvia.jeratsch@mpi-bn.mpg.de

Telephone Extension: 1767

Sylvia recieved her Diploma (Dipl. Eng.) in Biopharmaceutical Technology from the Fachhochschule Gießen (now Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen) and 2007 proceeded to join the newly established Mass Spectrometry facility of the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung research in Bad Nauheim. Ever since she has been involved in a plethora of internal and external collaborative projects  using proteomics, and phosphoprotetomics. She was actively involved in the development and establishment of new techniques.

Most recently she has specialized on instrumentation and maintenance of mass spectrometers and nano–flow liquid chromatography systems.

Alica Klaus (Laboratory Technician)

Email: alica.klaus@mpi-bn.mpg.de

Telephone Extension: 1767

Alica received her Bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Science; B.Sc.) in Bioengineering/Biopharmaceutical Engineering from the University of Applied Science Mittelhessen in Gießen. Following that, she worked one year in the lab of Prof. Dr. Trinad Chakraborty in the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Biomedizinisches Forschungszentrum Giessen on the pathophysiology and immunology of listeriosis using G. mellonella and T. castaneum as a model organism.

In 2014 she joint the Institute of Insect Biotechnology of Prof. Dr. Andreas Vilcinskas within the Fraunhofer Project Group Bioresources where she was involved in the functional characterization of microRNAs in vertebrates and LC/MS based screening for bioactive substances from insects and bacteria. Alica joint our group in 2019 and is involved in providing technical support to ongoing projects and instrument maintenance.

Aditya M. Bhagwat, M.Sc.

Bioinformatitian, joined with the Scientific Service Group Bioinformatics

Email: aditya.bhagwat@mpi-bn.mpg.de

Telephone extension: 1765

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