Dr. Franco Moritz

Phone: +49 89 3187 2585
Building/Room: 44 / 019


Current position

Post-doctoral fellow at Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC)


2009 - 2014: PhD Thesis to obtain the tiltle of Dr.rer.nat at the Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Analytische Lebensmittelchemie

2007 - 2009: Master Degree (MSc) in „Environmental Biotechnology and applied Ecology“ at the International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau (Saxony, Germany)

2004 - 2007: Bachelor Degree (BSc) in “Biotechnology” (specialization: process engineering) at the Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz – University of Applied Sciences (Saxony, Germany)

Professional and research experience

06/2017: Invited Lecture at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Since 10/2013:
- Graph-based cross-Omics modelling (now main research interest)
- Systems-Biology on Diabetes mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease in the FP7 Project sysVASC
- Development of data-analytical methods for mass-spectrometric metabolome data
- Development of fundamental annotation workflows for general and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

10/2009-05/2013: Non-targeted analysis and metabolic profiling in exhaled breath condensate on the scientific platforms HumMet (basic metabolism) and KKNDm (Diabetes mellitus). – Techniques: FT-ICR-MS and hopefully UPLC-MS soon

04/2009 – 09/2009: (IÖC/IHI – Zittau) Master Thesis: “Metabolome comparison of Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC) and Blood Plasma using ultra high resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry” – Techniques: FT-ICR-MS

2008: (IHI – Zittau): Distribution and kinetics of heavy metals between yeast cells, apple tissue and aquatic phase during the fermentation of apple sauce – Techniques: ICP-OES and ICP-MS

04/2007 – 12/2007: (IHI – Zittau/ Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz): Bachelor Thesis: “Purification and Partial Characterization of an Extracellular Esterase of the Ascomycete Xylaria Polymorpha” – Techniques: SEC-FPLC, IE-FPLC, prepIEF