University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Veit Schwämmle is Associate Professor for Computational Proteomics at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology since 2018. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physics at the University of Stuttgart in 2006, followed by post-doctoral fellowships and employment as assistant professor at the Centro de Pesquisas Fisicas in Rio de Janeiro, ETH Zürich, and University of Southern Denmark.
Before changing to the field of Proteomics in 2008, he created and applied computer models to simulate dunes, biological evolution, and linguistic phenomena, and worked on a generalization of statistical mechanics using generalized entropies and Fokker-Planck equations. At the University of Southern Denmark, Veit developed software to improve the analysis of proteomics data and implemented the first quantitative measure for the crosstalk between post-translational modifications.
He is co-founder of EuBIC and plays an active role in ELIXIR projects.
The Computational Proteomics Group develops and applies computational solutions for improved data analysis in large-scale omics experiments with a focus on proteins and their post-translational modifications (PTMs). The aim is to better understand the functional protein states to determine, confirm, and predict their contribution to cell behavior and disease.
Our main research interests are:
• Software development for data from protein mass spectrometry experiments
• Chromatin biology: regulatory control by histone modifications
• Tools for quantification and interpretation of omics data
• Modelling and interpretation of signaling in molecular pathways