Frank Schmidt, PhD
Frank Schmidt is Associated Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Proteomics Core of Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar. He completed his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, where he carried out the robot activities required for the production of human protein arrays. In addition, he gained initial experience in the field of protein-related mass spectrometry. During his diploma thesis, he developed bioinformatic evaluation strategies to identify proteins from microarrays using polypeptides and mass spectrometry. He then joined the Proteomics group at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, where he wrote his dissertation. During this time he dealt with the biochemical characterization and quantification of proteins from pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Helicobacter pylori. After completing his dissertation, he worked at the Center for Human Proteomics in Dublin (Ireland) and then at the Biotechnology Center of Oslo, which is part of the University of Oslo. There he mainly characterized protein profiles and signaling cascades of various apoptosis-induced human cell lines. After a short time at the Helmholtz Center in Leipzig, he worked for more than 10 years as a group leader at the Interfaculty Institute for Genetics and Functional Genomics, where he was able to combine his experience in the field of proteomics in particular in the characterization of microorganisms and human cells. In 2019, he moved to WCM-Q where he focused on mass spectrometry and multiplex analysis in various types of diseases.