Dr. Meina Neumann-Schaal elected Vice President

Foundation of the German Society for Metabolome Research at Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS)

Executive Committee of the DGMet: from left to right Jennifer Kirwan (MDC Berlin), Karsten Hiller (TU Braunschweig), Sven Schuchardt (ITEM Hannover), Jerzy Adamski (Helmholtz-Zentrum München), Meina Neumann-Schaal (Leibniz-Institut DSMZ), Sabine Metzger (Universität Köln) Picture: Dr. Janina Tokarz/Helmholtz-Zentrum München


The biochemist Dr. Meina Neumann-Schaal from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures is a founding member of the German Society for Metabolome Research (DGMet) and was elected Vice President of the new organization on May 14, 2019. Further DGMet founding members are Jennifer Kirwan from the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, Karsten Hiller from TU Braunschweig, Sven Schuchard from Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover, Jerzy Adamski from Helmholtz Zentrum München and Sabine Metzger from the University of Cologne. 

The German Society for Metabolome Research is dedicated to the research of metabolism and its products. At the DSMZ, the scientist heads the Junior Research Group "Bacterial Metabolomics". Dr. Meina Neumann-Schaal belongs to a small group of researchers in Germany who have focused on this special field. The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is the world's most diverse bioresource collection and an internationally recognized research institute in the field of microorganisms and cell cultures. The renowned microbiologist Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann has been Scientific Director of the DSMZ for almost ten years and the institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The institute is supported by the Federal Government and the federal states.

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About the Leibniz Institute DSMZ
The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures is the world's most diverse collection of biological resources (bacteria, archaea, protists, yeasts, fun-gi, bacteriophages, plant viruses, genomic bacterial DNA as well as human and animal cell lines). Microorganisms and cell cultures are collected, investigated and archived at the DSMZ. As an institution of the Leibniz Association, the DSMZ with its extensive scientific services and biological resources has been a global partner for research, science and industry since 1969. The DSMZ is the first registered collection in Europe (Regulation (EU) No. 511/2014) and certified according to the quality standard ISO 9001:2015. As a patent depository, it offers the only possibility in Germany to deposit biological material in accordance with the requirements of the Budapest Treaty. In addition to scientific services, research is the second pillar of the DSMZ. The institute, located on the Science Campus Braunschweig-Süd, accommodates more than 69,00 cultures and biomaterials and has 198 employees. www.dsmz.de

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