Peter Oefner

University of Regensburg (Germany)

Prof. Peter Oefner started his scientific career in 1984 while earning a medical doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he also habilitated in bioanalytical chemistry. In 1993, he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Scholarship and appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. From 1999 till 2005 he was Associate Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, before he was appointed director of the Institute of Functional Genomics at the University of Regensburg, Germany. His current research interests include the development and application of hyphenated mass spectrometric, NMR spectroscopic and bioinformatics methods to the study of proteomes and metabolomes in cancer and kidney disease. Particular areas of interest are the role of tumor metabolism in tumor progression and immune escape as well as the learning of diagnostic and predictive molecular signatures from high-dimensional data. To date, he has co-authored 249 original publications, 34 reviews, and 28 book chapters. He holds five US patents, among others on denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography (dHPLC) for the detection of genetic variants in medical, microbial, plant, and population genetics.