Johannes Schmidt, M.Sc.

Postdoc in the Functional Genomics group


Department for Molecular Systems Biology (MOLSYB)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1354

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Research focus

  • Proteomic analyses in the activation of immune cells
  • Integrated transcriptomics and proteomics for the identification of novel/unpredicted protein species
  • Development of analytical methods for the identification of post translational modifications (PTM)
  • Use of a variety of nanoLC-MS systems (e.g. Q Excative HF, Triple Quad 5500)

Curriculum Vitae

Since 01-2017

Scientist/Postdoc at the Department for Molecular Systems Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig

10-2013 - 12-2016

PhD student at the Department for Molecular Systems Biology (formely known as Department of Proteomics) at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig


Graduate assistant at the Department of Proteomics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig

10-2011 – 09-2013

Master's program "Microbiology and Biochemistry" at the University of Rostock

"Methods for protein extraction from muscle tissue for the 2D-gel and LC-MS based proteome analysis" at the Proteome Center Rostock


Presentation of the Bachelor thesis at the "5th European Summer School – Proteomics Basics“ in Brixen, Italy

10-2008 – 09-2011

Bachelor's program "Biosciences" at the University of Rostock

"Development of protein analytical methods for the titer determination of therapeutical antibodies using the example of Rituximab" at the Proteome Center Rostock


Abitur at the John-Brinckman-School in Güstrow, Germany


2018 (2)

  • Schmidt, J.R., Rücker-Braun, E., Heidrich, K., von Bonin, M., Stölzel, F., Thiede, C., Middeke, J.M., Ehninger, G., Bornhäuser, M., Schetelig, J., Schubert, K., von Bergen, M., Heidenreich, F., (2018):
    Pilot study on mass spectrometry–based analysis of the proteome of CD34+CD123+ progenitor cells for the identification of potential targets for immunotherapy in acute myeloid leukemia
    Proteomes 6 (1), art. 11
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  • Thabet, A., Schmidt, J., Baumann, S., Honscha, W., von Bergen, M., Daugschies, A., Bangoura, B., (2018):
    Resistance towards monensin is proposed to be acquired in a Toxoplasma gondii model by reduced invasion and egress activities, in addition to increased intracellular replication
    Parasitology 145 (3), 313 - 325
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2016 (2)

  • Förster, Y., Schmidt, J.R., Wissenbach, D.K., Pfeiffer, S.E.M., Baumann, S., Hofbauer, L.C., von Bergen, M., Kalkhof, S., Rammelt, S., (2016):
    Microdialysis sampling from wound fluids enables quantitative assessment of cytokines, proteins, and metabolites reveals bone defect-specific molecular profiles
    PLOS One 11 (7), e0159580
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  • Schmidt, J.R., Kliemt, S., Preissler, C., Moeller, S., von Bergen, M., Hempel, U., Kalkhof, S., (2016):
    Osteoblast-released matrix vesicles, regulation of activity and composition by sulfated and non-sulfated glycosaminoglycans
    Mol. Cell. Proteomics 15 , 558 - 572
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2014 (1)

  • Kalkhof, S., Förster, Y., Schmidt, J., Schulz, M.C., Baumann, S., Weißflog, A., Gao, W., Hempel, U., Eckelt, U., Rammelt, S., von Bergen, M., (2014):
    Proteomics and metabolomics for in situ monitoring of wound healing
    Biomed Res. Int. 2014 , art. 934848
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