Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Juergen COX is full Professor and research group leader at Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Martinsried, Germany). He is a world leading authority on computational proteomics. He is best known as the creator of the MaxQuant suite of computational proteomics algorithms and software programs, which have revolutionized the field of quantitative, high resolution proteomics. Prof. Cox was originally trained as a theoretical physicist. He worked on computational modeling in statistical and particle field theory, for his PhD degree, which he obtained from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, US, in 2001. His work was awarded by the Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award from US HUPO in 2019 and Mass Spectrometry in the Life Sciences Award from the German Society for Mass Spectrometry in 2013. He is the coordinator of the highly attended MaxQuant summer school.