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Jana Ploszaj

Administrative Assistant - FGCZ

Bogdan Veres

B-Fabric Development Team Member

Dr. Rene Brunisholz

Head of Protein Analysis ETHZ – FGCZ Services

René was responsible for protein analysis services. Focus of the workflows is on MALDI-MS (incl. LC/MALDI-MS and MS/MS) analysis, HPLC fractionation, and Edman sequencing.

Dr. Helena Seth-Smith

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Novel Fish Pathogens of the Chlamydiae: Genomic, Proteomic and Metabolomic Investigations ChlaFish

Dr. Francesc Castro-Giner

Bioinformatic Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics

Rita Lecca

Systems Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics

Rita worked in Next Generation Sequencing workflows.

Simon Barkow-Oesterreicher

Bioinformatics Scientist Proteomics - FGCZ R&D

Simon was responsible for the Mascot protein search pipeline including server and fasta database management and post analysis of proteomics data.  

Dr. Asa Wahlander

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Expert – FGCZ User Lab

Asa was mainly involved in the area of quantitative proteomics with special focus on triple quadrupole instruments and Single/Multiple Ion Monitoring (MRM/SRM) targeted workflow and analysis.  

Dr. Michele Puglia

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Expert

Michele was mainly involved in projects related with the Inflammatory Research Unit of the USZ. He was focused on the use of iTRAQ quantitative approach to study Hemoglobin related diseases. Together with Paolo and Christian he was responsible of high-resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometers.

Tshering Altherr

Metabolomics Lab

Tshering worked in the Metabolomics area at FGCZ.

Dr. Michal Okoniewski

Systems Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics

Michal was responsible for data analyses in genomic and transcriptomic projects.

Nicola Palumbo

Software Engineer/Data Manager

Nicola worked on data integration and software developement.

Dr. Fuat Akal

Data Management Expert

Fuat worked on the development and implementation of B-Fabric.

Tanguy Le Carrour

Bioinformatics Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics

Tanguy was responsible for Transcriptomics and Next Generation Sequencing data management.

Marzanna Künzli-Gontarczyk, Dr.

Systems Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics – Next Generation Sequencing FGCZ Services

Marzanna was responsible for coordination of the Next Generation Sequencing team regarding the knowledge and experience exchange as well as maintenance of expertise in NGS related technologies and solutions.

Aleksandar Markovic

Data Integration Development

Aleksandar was part of the team, which develops and implements the FGCZ content management and data retrieval system B-Fabric.

Sabina Hafen-Wirth

Systems Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics – Agilent Services

Sabina was responsible for the Agilent Service workflows.

Dr. Stefan Neuenschwander

Systems Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics – FGCZ R&D / User Lab

Stefan was responsible for the research and development of new applications and the support of next generation sequencing (SOLiD, PacBio).

Lucas Marti

Data Integration Development

Lucas was part of the team, which develops and implements the FGCZ content management and data retrieval system B-Fabric.

Dr. Remy Bruggmann

Bioinformatician Next Generation Sequencing

Hansruedi Bätschmann

Statistical Modeling Expert and Informatician Genomics/Transcriptomics/Proteomics

Hansruedi has developed methods and tools for statistical analysis in the area of genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics and supports research projects in any statistical problems. Beneath his 40% engagement he worked in the field of neuropsychology.

Dorothea Rutishauser, Dr.

Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Expert - FGCZ R&D

Doro was responsible for all ion trap MS systems, Q-TOF MS, HPLC systems, and everything else in proteomics. Since June 2007, Doro has been working on a FGCZ research project and the implementation of new methods.

Stefan Zoller, Dr.

Bioinformatics Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics – FGCZ User Lab

Stefan supported microarray analysis and data handling using the Rosetta Resolver software package. Together with Hubert he was responsible for programming and supporting MAGMA and other in-house software.

Dieter Joho

Data Integration Expert - FGCZ

Dieter was involved in data integration projects and is responsible for the project database. Together with Can he developed and implemented the FGCZ content management and data retrieval system B-Fabric.

Bertran Gerrits, Dr.

Applications and Technology Researcher Proteomics – FGCZ R&D

Bertran worked at the FGCZ in technology development and research.

Ulrich Wagner, PhD

Bioinformatics Expert Genomics/Transcriptomics – FGCZ User Lab

Ulrich was responsible for all aspects of bioinformatics in the area of genomics and transcriptomics. Together with Hubert he supported microarray analysis and interpretation, as well as data handling and management for the respective workflows.

Mike Scott, M.S.

Systems Expert Proteomics – FGCZ User Lab

Mike was responsible for Biacore (Surface Plasmon Resonance) applications, support and training and was the main contact for 2D Electrophoresis workflows. Mike also supported both FGCZ Tecan liquid handling robots, including the design of customized applications.

Ermir Qeli, Dr.

Bioinformatics Expert Proteomics

Ermir was responsible for proteomics bioinformatics, focusing mainly on data mining, analysis, and visualization in the context of the C-MOP project.

Christian Ahrens, PhD

Bioinformatics Expert Proteomics / Functional Genomics

Christian was responsible for proteomics bioinformatics, with a special emphasis on data mining and analysis, and integration of proteomics data with other large-scale functional genomics datasets. Together with Hansruedi Baetschmann, he was developing a novel directed shotgun proteomics data analysis workflow that helps to achieve high proteome identification coverages.
PhD: 1995, Oregon State University

Frank Potthast, PhD

Bioinformatics Scientist Proteomics – FGCZ User Lab

Frank was responsible for all aspects of bioinformatics in the area of proteomics, ranging from data generation to data evaluation, including research on new methods of data processing until March 2006.

Stefan Birrer

IT Support – FGCZ

Stefan supported the FGCZ IT infrastructure and worked together with Marco, Dieter and Can on the setup and maintenance of the computing hard- and software until June 2005.

After leaving FGCZ he did an internship at Verisign USA.

Etzard Stolte, Dr. Inf.

Head of Data Integration - FGCZ

Until November 2004, Etzard has been responsible for the development and implementation of a data integration concept at the FGCZ, known today as B-Fabric. He also set up the informatics infrastructure of the FGCZ and implemented professional IT standards at the center.

After leaving the FGCZ he started to work as the Head of Knowledge and Information Management at Unilever Research in Vlaardingen NL.

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