Dr. Nico Jehmlich
Topic of Thesis: "Functional and Community Proteomics of Microbial Cultures"
Nico Jehmlich, a former PhD student of the Department Proteomics (PROTEOM) and HIGRADE alumni, awarded for his thesis entitled ‘Functional and Community Proteomics of Microbial Cultures’ the VAAM Promotion Prize 2011 (Association for General and Applied Microbiology). The VAAM Promotion award recognises successfully completed PhD students who have made outstanding contributions to the field of microbiology and comes with prize money of 1,600 Euro. Nico Jehmlich contributed to the development of the Protein-SIP (Protein stable isotope probing) technique that link microbe-specific metabolic function to phylogenetic information. Protein-SIP allow a highly accurate determination of the carbon flux in microbial cultures and is a valuable tool for quantitative analysis of induced proteins in substrate shift experiments. His work was published in six fist authorship publications in renowned journals such as ISME, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics or Nature Protocols. In total, Mr Jehmlich is co-author in 21 publications while working on his PhD thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ.