Dr. Peter Blattmann
Peter studied biochemistry at the ETH Zurich and during his Master thesis he worked on the endocytosis pathway of Human Papillomavirus in the Helenius lab. After his studies, he performed an internship at Genentech in South San Francisco where he worked on the interaction of viruses with dendritic cells.
In 2008, he received a Fellowship with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) for his PhD. His PhD thesis, entitled “Identification and Characterization of Novel Cellular Cholesterol Regulators”, was performed in the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) between EMBL and the University Hospital Heidelberg in the groups of Dr. Rainer Pepperkok and Dr. Heiko Runz. It consisted of a systematic study using RNA interference and functional assays assessing cellular cholesterol uptake in order to profile the genes reported by Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for blood lipid traits and cardiovascular disease.
He joined the Aebersold lab in May 2013 to analyze cholesterol regulation using mass-spectrometry based methods.
Peter's research is supported by SystemsX.ch Transition Postdoc Fellowship.