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Dr. Achim Treumann

Visiting Research Professor
University of Northumbria
Ellison Building

Brief Biography:

Achim Treumann obtained his diploma in biochemistry (Dipl. Biochem.) from the University of Tübingen (Germany) in 1992. Subsequently he received PhD training in all aspects of analytical biochemistry in the laboratory of Mike Ferguson at the biochemistry department of the University of Dundee (Scotland), performing structural studies on GPI anchors of human and protozoan proteins. A fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) took him to the lab of Prof. Koiti Titani at Fujita Health University in Toyoake, Japan. He returned to Scotland to work with Steve Homans at the University of St. Andrews on applying NMR to solve the structure of lipoarabinomannan, a glycolipid from the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and he continued this work when he moved with Steve from St. Andrews to Leeds. In February 2002 Achim was appointed director of mass spectrometry in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI). In this position he attracted over € 2.3 million funding as a principal investigator. From 2008-2012, he was the scientific manager at NEPAF, the North East Proteome Analysis Facility. In 2009 he was appointed as a visiting research professor at Northumbria University and in 2012 a visiting scientist at Newcastle University. Achim has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications.

Academic positions:

2002 - 2008 Director of Mass Spectrometry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2008 - 2012 Lead Scientist, North East Proteome Analysis Facility

Research interests:

I am interested in the use of quantitative proteomics to arrive at a better understanding of the interactions of different cells with each other through secretion or through receptor-receptor interactions.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

An affordable way of open access publishing with post-publication peer review could result in better science, particularly, if original data can be published with the papers. I am excited to have been invited to partake in this experiment.