Research Group "Computational Systems Biochemistry"
Systems Biology, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Bioinformatics
Modern high-throughput processes produce huge amounts of data, which in this raw form hardly provide any information about biological processes. However, such amounts of data cannot be analysed by hand. Only computer-based methods are reliable enough for the automated identification and quantification of proteins and other biomolecules. Jürgen Cox and his research group "Computational Systems Biochemistry" are developing tailor-made software for these tasks. In cooperation with Matthias Mann's research department, Cox has developed MaxQuant, a worldwide platform for computer-based proteomics. Researchers all over the world can use this software for highly precise analyses of their data - online and free of charge.