Dr. Katarina Fritz


Dr. Katarina Fritz

Department für Moleulare Systembiologie (MOLSYB)
für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Tel: 0341 235 1099

Katarina Fritz


Since 09/2017

Postdoc group "Metabolomics"; department MOLSYB

07/2016- 08/2017

Postdoc at the Medical University of Graz (Austria) in the research group "Functional Proteomics and Metabolic Pathways”

05/2011- 07/2016

PhD-Student at the Medical University of Graz (Austria). Dissertation topic: " Functional Proteomics and Metabolomics for the study of cancer metabolism"

03/2014- 10/2014

Visting scholar at the University of Lexington (KY, USA) in Teresa Fan's lab. Project: Metabolic tracer analysis

02/2014- 03/2014

Visiting scholar at the University of Salzburg (Austria) in Christian Huber's lab. Project: Untargeted metabolomics in ATGL-deficient cancer cells

08/2010- 03/2011

Diploma thesis at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in Peter Hoffmann's lab. Topic: Isolation and characterization of CA-125 isoforms

10/2008- 03/2009

Study Thesis and internship at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Sweden)
Project: Influence of hedgehog and fgf8-signaling on the distribution of stress-peptides in the zebrafish brain

2005- 2011

Dipl.-Ing. Biotechnology
Technical University of Berlin

Research interests

  • Method development for the targeted analysis of small molecules
  • Implementation of a platform for metabolic tracer analysis as well as metabolic flux analysis


Tamara Tomin, Katarina Fritz, Juergen Gindlhuber, Linda Waldherr, Bettina Pucher, Gerhard G. Thallinger, Daniel K. Nomura, Matthias Schittmayer, and Ruth Birner-Gruenberger. (2018)
Deletion of Adipose Triglyceride Lipase links triacylglycerol accumulation to a more aggressive phenotype in A549 lung carcinoma cells.     J. Proteome Res.   DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00782

Matthias Schittmayer, Katarina Fritz, Laura Liesinger, Johannes Griss, Ruth Birner-Grünberger. (2016)

Cleaning out the Litterbox of Proteomic Scientists' Favorite Pet: Optimized Data Analysis Avoiding Trypsin Artifacts
J Proteome Res. 2016 Apr 1;15(4):1222-9. doi:10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b01105.

Anita Sahu-Osen, Gabriela Montero-Moran, Matthias Schittmayer, Katarina Fritz, Anna Dinh, Yu-Fang Chang, Derek McMahon, Andras Boeszoermenyi, Irina Cornaciu, Deanna Russell, Monika Oberer, George M Carman, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Dawn L Brasaemle. (2015)
CGI-58/ABHD5 is phosphorylated on Ser-239 by protein kinase A: Control of subcellular localization
Lipid Res. 2015; 56(1):109-2. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M055004.

Florian Weiland, Katarina Fritz, Martin K. Oehler and Peter Hoffmann. (2012)
Methods for Identification of CA125 from Ovarian Cancer Ascites by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Int J Mol Sci. 2012;13(8):9942-58. doi: 10.3390/ijms13089942.