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Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Max-Planck-Institut for Biochemistry 2009

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Max-Planck-Institut for Biochemistry 2009
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Reinhard Kurth, Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach, Günter Stock - Ernst Schering Prize 2012

Reinhard Kurth, Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach, Günter Stock - Ernst Schering Prize 2012
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Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach - Ernst Schering Prize 2012

Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach - Ernst Schering Prize 2012
Photo: Alexander Schippel

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Ernst Schering Prize 2012

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Ernst Schering Prize 2012
Photo: Alexander Schippel

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann

Ernst Schering Prize 2012

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann

Ernst Schering Prize 2012


Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann is director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. In his research he explores the proteome – the complete complement of the proteins of an organism. He has revolutionized the methods that are used for the identification and characterization of proteins, by successfully transferring methods of the physical sciences – such as mass spectrometry – to the area of molecular biology.

 

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann is awarded the Ernst Schering Prize 2012 for his seminal work exploring the proteome.

Not genes but protein molecules, whose structures are laid down in the genetic material, are the real carriers of function in the cell. The analysis of proteins of organisms is therefore one of the most important tasks in biology and medicine. Matthias Mann’s research is making it possible to analyze the proteome with the same efficiency that was previously reserved for the genome (the total genetic material of an organism). Applying and continuously refining methods of the physical sciences such as electrospray ionization and mass spectrometry to the analysis of biological systems, now enables comprehensive cataloging of proteins and their interconnections. The bioinformatic software algorithms that Matthias Mann has developed over the years are an important prerequisite for these developments. These developments are crucial foundations of proteomics, a new scientific field whose aim is the identification and quantification of proteins in an organism and of which Matthias Mann was one of the founders. A goal of proteomics is to chart all the proteins of a cell or an organ and to thereby find hints to their function or malfunction in a disease. The application of proteomics spans from the identification of microorganisms to stem cell research and aging research and it has already lead to many novel insights and discoveries in the medical sciences. For instance, researchers can now compare healthy tissues with cancer tissues to find out which proteins are involved in cancer. Very recently, Matthias Mann has developed a method for the fast and precise determination of proteins in cancer tissues, which is now being investigated for its clinical applicability.

Matthias Mann studied physics and mathematics at Gottingen University and obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Yale University. Here he was decisively involved in the development of electrospray ionization, which has become a key technology of the life sciences. As a post-doctoral fellow and later as a professor for bioinformatics at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, he developed amongst others techniques the first bioinformatic search algorithms for peptide fragmentation data and SILAC, a new method of quantitative proteomics and a breakthrough in the mapping of protein interactions. Since 2005 Matthias Mann is director at the Max-Planck institute of biochemistry and since 2009 also the department head of proteomics at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research in Copenhagen. Besides the Ernst Schering Prize, he will receive the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation in 2012, which entails a 2.5 million Euro research grant.

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High School Lecture

September 11, 2012

Berlin-Mitte

Scientific Lecture

September 11, 2012, 6–8 p.m.

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Einstein-Saal
Jägerstr. 22/23 | 10117 Berlin

Laudatio 

Als einfallsreicher und innovativer Methodenentwickler hat Herr Professor Mann das ursprünglich aus der Physik stammenden Verfahren der Massenspektrometrie erfolgreich auf die Molekularbiologie übertragen. Damit hat er wichtige Grundlagen für die Proteomik gelegt.

10.09.2012, Ulrike Flach, Rede anlässliche der Preisübergabe

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Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach - Ernst Schering Prize 2012
Reinhard Kurth, Matthias Mann, Ulrike Flach, Günter Stock - Ernst Schering Prize 2012
Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Ernst Schering Preis 2012
Prof. Dr. Matthias Mann - Ernst Schering Prize 2012

Award Ceremony

Ernst Schering Prize 2012 and Freidmund Neumann Prize 2012

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Award Ceremony 2012 

Award ceremony — September 10, 2012

On September 10th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. the renowned science awards will be given to Matthias Mann and Sylvia Mechsner.

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