Staff

Dr. Michael Anton Witting
Scientist

Phone: +49 89 3187 4755
E-mail
Building/Room: 44 / 022

 

Research interest

Bacterial metabolomics, Metabolomics and lipidomics of C. elegans, Metabolite identification, Chemo- and bioinformatics for metabolomics

Education

12/2009 – 11/2012: Doctoral thesis in Analytical Chemistry at the Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany, thesis: “Host-pathogen metabolomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection models”, date of PhD certificate: 19/04/2013 (mark: summa cum laude)

05/2009 - 10/2009: Diploma thesis in Bioanalytical Chemistry at the Laboratory for Bioanalytical Chemistry, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany, thesis: “Bioanalytischer Nachweis von Histamin in biologischen Matrices” (mark: 1.0)

10/2005 – 10/2009: Studies of Applied Chemistry, subject Biochemistry, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany (mark 1.4, second best graduate in 2009)

Current positions

Since 11/2015: Habilitand at the Chair of Analytical Food Chemistry, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

Since 12/2012: Postdoctoral fellow at the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany

Since 01/2016: Freelance lecturer for Dr. Bichlmeier Beratung und Seminare, Munich, Germany

Previous positions

12/2009 – 11/2012: PhD Student at the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany

12/2009 – 11/2012: Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Genome-oriented Bioinformatics, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

Fellowships and awards

Since 2016: Postdoctoral Fellowship Programm II (2016-2018) for highly talented early career scientists (HMGU PFP), Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany

Supervision of graduate students

01/2011 – 03/2017: 1 PhD student (co-supervision and examination), 1 master student, 4 bachelor students, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center of Environmental Health, Munich, Germany

Teaching activities

Since SS2016: Analysis of Bioactive Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables, Master Horticultural Sciences, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

WS2016/17: Validation of Analytics – Statistical Basics, Master Foodchemistry, TU München, Weihenstepan, Germany

SS2016: Metabolomics – An Introduction, 3 days’ introductory course of PhD students and Postdocs, Graduietenzentrum Weihenstephan, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

WS2015/16: Recent Topics I, Master Nutrition and Biomedicine, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

SS2009: Lab advisor “Quantitative Analytische Chemie”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany

SS2007 – WS2008/09: Tutor “Grundlagen der Informatik”, Laboratory of Technical Chemistry, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany

SS2008: Tutor “Grundlagen der Biologie”, Laboratory of Biological Sciences, Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany

Organization/contribution to scientific meetings

11/2017: Organizer 2017 GENiE Workshop “Extending the consensus representation of C. elegans metabolism”, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany

08/2017: Organizer 1st Munich Metabolomics Meeting, TU München, Weihenstephan, Germany

04/2017: Organizer 2017 GENiE Workshop “C. elegans Consensus Metabolic Reconstruction, Metabolism and Metabolomics”, Babraham Institute Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

06/2016: Session Chair at Metabolomics 2016 together with Dr. Warwick Dunn, topic “New Approaches for Identification of Metabolites Applying NMR and MS”

10/2014 & 10/2015: Member of organization team “Department of Enviromental Sciences Thementag 2014 & 2015”

Invited presentations

11/2016: Non-target Screening Workshop 2016, Munich, Germany

04/2016: 4th Workshop on Holistic Analytical Technologies in Systems Biology. Thessalonik, Greece

11/2015: 3rd Congress on Steroid Research, Chicago, USA

Reviewing activities

Since 01/2016: Special Issue Guest Editor together with Dr. Christophe Junot, “Identification of molecules from non-targeted analysis”, Journal of Chromatography B

Since 01/2013: Reviewer for different journals, e.g. Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Chromatography B, Analytical Chemistry, Electrophoresis, Metabolites

Memberships of scientific societies

Since 2010: Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker (GdCh), incl. „Fachgruppe Analytische Chemie“ and „Arbeitskreis Separation Science“

Since 2013: Metabolomics Society, incl. Computational Mass Spectrometry Task Group

Since 2015: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie, incl. „Fachgruppe LC-MS“

Grants

04/2017: DFG Emmy Noether Young Investigator Group (under review)

01/2014 – 12/2015: DAAD/IKY (with Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Greece)

01/2015 – 12/2016: DAAD Procope (with ENS Lyon, Lyon, France)

09/2014: Travel Grant for ISC 2014 from AK Separation Science, GdCh

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