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Doctor Matthias Trost
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Background Information

Matthias Trost studied chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany and at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK. He received a Ph.D. in 2004 while working at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany, under the supervision of Lothar Jänsch and Jürgen Wehland, for research on the proteome of the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes and how the human proteome is altered following Listeria infection. Matthias then carried out postdoctoral research with Michel Desjardins and Pierre Thibault at the University of Montreal and the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Montreal, Canada, working on the proteome and phospho-proteome of the phagosome. During this time he also analysed the phospho-proteome of leukaemic stem cells.

Matthias took up his position as a Programme Leader in the Unit in August 2010. His research is using proteomics tools to understand signalling events in innate immunity and phagosome biogenesis. As head of the MRC-PPU proteomics facility he also oversees mass spectrometric service and collaborates in large-scale proteome and phosphoproteome projects with a number of researchers of the MRC PPU and the College of Life Science.