Team

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Members

Daniel Petras
Principal Investigator

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Daniel started the Functional Metabolomics Lab as an independent Junior Research Group in 2021. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of metabolomics at the University of California San Diego and as a PhD student in biochemistry at the Technical University Berlin. Before this, Daniel studied biotechnology at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt and at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Abzer Pakkir Mohamed Shah
PhD Student

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Abzer joined the functional metabolomics for her PhD studies in 2022. Abzer holds a bachelor's degree  in Biomedical Engineering from the Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College and a Master's degree in Medical Photonics from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Stilianos Papadopoulos-Lambidis
Master's Student

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Stilianos joined the functional metabolomics for his master project in 2021, which he conducts jointly under the co-supervision of Dr. Arnaud Kengmo Tchoupa in the department of infection biology. Stilianos studies biochemistry at the University of Tübingen where he also obtained his bachelor before.

Federico Muzio
PhD Student (visiting)

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Federico joined the Functional Metabolomics Lab as a visitor for a research stay in 2022. Federico holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, where he is also doing his PhD thesis.

Alumni

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Alicia Pérez Lorente (Visting PhD Student 2022)

Khoi-Si-Dan Le (Bachelor Thesis 2022)

Paolo Stincone
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Paolo joined the Functional Metabolomics Lab in 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. He worked as PhD student in cellular and molecular biology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Before this, Paolo achieved his master's degree in biology at the University of Palermo and at the University of La Laguna. He also got his bachelor's degree in environmental science at the University of Palermo.

Albert Hernandez
Research Engineer

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Albert joined the Functional Metabolomics Lab as a research engineer in 2021 after he graduated from the University of California San Diego with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Albert works on the development of mass spectrometry interfaces for real-time analysis and hyphenated applications.

Sibgha Tayyab
PhD Student (DAAD fellow)

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Sibgha joined the Functional Metabolomics Lab as a PhD student in 2022. Sibgha holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the Hazara University and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Quaid-i-Azam University.

Community
We are part of a larger team

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The lab is actively engaged in multiple larger collaborations and consortia, including the Virtual Multi-Omics Lab (V-MOL), the GNPS computational mass spectrometry community and the CMFI Cluster of Excellence.