The Facilitators

We invite you to gain in-depth understanding from leading experts on the application of state-of-the-art proteomic technologies to your life-sciences research. Further academic and facility facilitators TBC.

Prof Brian Searle

Brian is an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Medical Center in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and a co-founder of Proteome Software. His current research focuses on making and validating peptide and protein detections with tandem mass spectrometry and statistically assessing the quality of quantitative proteomics data. 

Prof Jesper V Olsen

Professor and Deputy Head of the Novo Nordisk Centre for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen. The Olsen group has a long-standing interest in applying their proteomics technology developments to systems-wide analyses of dynamic post-translational modifications such as site-specific phosphorylation that regulate essentially all cellular signal transduction pathways.

Prof Bernhard Kuster

Full Professor at TUM and principal investigator of the German Cancer Consortium DKTK, with a research focus on proteomics and precision medicine. and questions relating to the molecular mechanisms of therapeutic drugs and cancer for clinical treatment. 

Prof Florian Meier

Junior professor at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. The groups main research focus is to enable functional proteome analysis as a technology platform for translational research.

Dr Lindsay Pino

Lindsay is the co-founder and CTO at Talus Biosciences, where she develops technologies for quantitative proteomics. Her work focuses on the challenges associated with scaling-up quantitative proteomics experiments, and is directly involved in a large variety of research projects spanning cancer drug discovery, aging, epigenetics, and spatiotemporal proteomics.

Prof Lars Juhl Jensen

Professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen and a founder and scientific advisor of the company ZS Intomics. Prof Jensen has developed methods for protein function prediction, visualization of microbial genomes, pattern recognition in promoter regions, and microarray analysis. More recently he has implemented tools for text mining, integration of omics data, and network analysis.

PD Dr Ute Distler

A research associate at the Institute for Immunology, Mainz University, Ute manages the core facility for mass spectrometry with a research focus on developing, optimising and applying methods for quantitative proteome analysis.

Devon Kohler

Devin Kohler is a doctoral student at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University, advised by Olga Vitek. His doctoral research focuses on computational methods for biological systems, including causal machine learning and statistical inference to detect and quantify differential post-translational modifications, and the probabilistic programming of biochemical systems.

Prof Allan Stensballe

Dr Allan Stensballe heads the Precision medicine part of the Translational Biomarkers for Pain and Precision Medicine research group at Aalborg University in Denmark. His research group aims to unravel the molecular mechanisms of autoimmune disorders by application of proteomics to detect potential biomarkers for patient subtyping, and predicting treatment outcomes.

Dr Stoyan Stoychev

Stoyan holds a joint position as Head of Proteomics at ReSyn Biosciences where he leads the development of sample preparation technology for mass spectrometry and proteomics, and a Senior Scientist at Evosep. ReSyn aims to automate sample preparation using magnetic beads, making it more robust and routine, enabling inter-lab co-operation and clinical applications of proteomics.

Dr Nicolai Bache

Head of Applications at Evosep where he leads the technology and application development. Evosep aims to make clinical proteomics 100 times more robust and 10 times faster by radically innovating sample preparation and separation prior to MS analysis.

Dorte B. Bekker-Jensen

Senior Scientist in the Application Development team at Evosep Biosystems. Prior to this, she was working for ten years as a mass spectrometry specialist under the guidance of Professor Jesper V. Olsen with the aim to develop efficient workflows for high-throughput proteomics and phosphoproteomics.