Robert Moritz, Chair
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA
Dr Robert Moritz began his full-time career from 1983 to 2008 at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in Biochemistry during that time. Dr Moritz moved to the Institute for Systems Biology as faculty member in 2008. Dr Moritz is currently the Vice-President of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) and plays a large role in growing the society.
His research interests in proteomics include the discovery of normal and disease markers using targeted quantitative mass spectrometry. He is active in teaching and dissemination of proteomics technologies, fosters education exchanges and create forums for collaborative relationships centered on the proteome.
The Moritz group is a primary developer of the world renowned Trans-Proteomic Pipeline proteomics software tools for statistical validation of proteome identifications, protein crosslinking analysis with Kojak and many online resources for quantitative proteomics. His group developed the complete Human PeptideAtlas, SRM-Atlas, SWATHAtlas and related software routines to provide quantitative resources and repositories of mass spectrometric assays to all proteins.