Computational Systems Biochemistry
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB)
Jürgen Cox heads the Computational Systems Biochemistry group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. He received his Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and has since been instrumental in developing MaxQuant, a quantitative proteomics software package designed for analyzing large mass-spectrometric data sets. Jürgen Cox is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of data analysis in mass spectrometry and quantitative proteomics.
Modern high-throughput processes produce huge amounts of data, which in this raw form hardly provide any information about biological processes. However, such amounts of data cannot be analysed by hand. Only computer-based methods are reliable enough for the automated identification and quantification of proteins and other biomolecules. Jürgen Cox and his research group «Computational Systems Biochemistry» are developing tailor-made software for these tasks. Cox has developed MaxQuant, a worldwide platform for computer-based proteomics. Researchers all over the world can use this software for highly precise analyses of their data – online and free of charge.