Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPG) 🇩🇪

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPI) belongs to the Max Planck Society, an independent non-profit research organization dedicated to top level fundamental research. There are more than 80 Max Planck Institutes worldwide, 30 belong to the biology and medical section. The MaxPlanckInstitute of Biochemistry in Munich-Martinsried is a leading international research institution in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. It is part of the local life science campus in Martinsried, where two Max Planck Institutes (for Biochemistry and Neurobiology), the Helmholtz Center (former GSF Research Center for Environment and Health), the Gene Center, the faculties of medicine, biology and chemistry of the Ludwig Maximilians University.

Jürgen Cox

Supervisor of Petra Gutenbrunner

Juergen, Full Professor and PI, is a world leading authority on computational proteomics, Jürgen Cox is best known as the creator of the MaxQuant suite of computational proteomics algorithms and software programs, which have revolutionized the field of quantitative, high resolution proteomics. As has happened in biological fields many times before, Dr. Cox was originally trained as a theoretical physicist. He obtained his master's degree from the University of Aachen. He worked on computational modeling in statistical and particle field theory, for his PhD degree, which he obtained from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, US, in 2001. He is the coordinator of the MaxQuant summer school and supervised several PhD and Master students from all over the world.