Ruedi Aebersold

Ruedi Aebersold Dr. is a Professor in the field of proteomics and systems biology with joint appointments at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich, Switzerland and the University of Zurich. He has served on the faculties of the Universities of Washington and British Columbia. He co-founded the Seattle Institute for Systems Biology, and participates as a member of Scientific Advisory Boards for a number of academic and private sector research organizations. Dr. Aebersold, one of the pioneers in the field of proteomics and systems biology, is known for developing a series of methods and technologies for quantitative proteomics that can be applied to enhance our understanding of the structure, function, and control of complex biological systems. His group was instrumental in the landmark development of methods and reagents for stable isotopic labeling of protein samples enabling a quantitative dimension to biological mass spectrometry and the development of software tools for the statistically supported analysis of proteomics data. Recently, the group has pioneered the use of targeted mass spectrometry for the generation of consistent quantitative proteomic datasets on differentially perturbed systems. Dr. Aebersold has published more than 500 peer reviewed papers that have generated 50.000 citations. He has reached an h-factor of 107 and is the recipient of numerous awards for his contribution to the field of protein sciences and proteomics including the MCP-HUPO lectureship (2011), the ASBMB Herbert Sober award (2009) the Otto Naegeli Prize (2009), the ABRF Award (2008), the FEBS Buchner Medal (2006), the HUPO Award (2005), the ASMS Biemann medal (2002) the Widmer award (2002), and the 2003 World Technology award. His group is currently focused on establishing novel label-free methods, leveraging new instrumentation and knowledge of representative “proteotypic” peptides, to rapidly and quantitatively profile global proteomes for discovery of new diagnostic markers for disease, and to facilitate a more complete understanding of the biochemical processes that control and constitute cell physiology.