Research groups

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This page lists all laboratories that joined the Metaproteomics Intitiative. Currently, 68 labs in 17 countries joined.



  • Center for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (University of Vienna, Vienna), led by Prof. Wolfgang Wanek
  • Institute of Soil Research (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna), led by Prof. Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern
  • Systems Biology of Pain. Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology (University of Vienna, Vienna), led by Prof. Manuela Schmidt


  • CompOmics (Ghent University, Ghent), led by Prof. Lennart Martens
  • Computational Biology Group (Ghent University, Ghent), led by Prof. Peter Dawyndt
  • Proteomics and microbiology (University of Mons, Mons), led by Prof. Ruddy Wattiez


  • Bioinformatics of Proteomics and Network Biology lab (Ottawa), led by Prof. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam
  • Cellular immunology and mass spectrometry laboratory (Health Canada, Ottawa), led by Dr. Xu Zhang
  • Energy Bioengineering Group (University of Calgary, Calgary), led by Dr. Marc Strous
  • Northomics lab (University of Ottawa, Ottawa), led by Prof. Daniel Figeys


  • Liu’s lab (University of Chinese Academy and Sciences, Shenzhen), led by Prof. Siqi Liu
  • Rumen microbiome group (Institute of Animal Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing), led by Prof. Shengguo Zhao
  • Wastewater Treatment Biotechnology and Aquatic Environment Remediation (Nanjing University, Nanjing), led by Prof. Hongqiang Ren




  • Applied Bioinformatics Group (University of Tübingen, Tübingen), led by Prof. Oliver Kohlbacher
  • BAM eScience Group (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin), led by Dr. Thilo Muth
  • Chair of Bioprocess Engineering (Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg), led by Prof. Udo Reichl
  • Functional Microbiology in Animal Science group (Stuttgart), led by Prof. Jana Seifert
  • Department of Molecular Systems Biology (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig), led by Prof. Martin von Bergen
  • Data Analytics & Computational Statistics Group (HPI Potsdam), led by Bernhard Renard
  • MF1 - Bioinformatics Group (RKI Berlin), led by Stephan Fuchs
  • Microbial Communities (Magdeburg), led by Dr. Dirk Benndorf
  • Microbial Proteomics ( University of Greifswald, Greifswald), led by Prof. Katharina Riedel and Prof. Dörte Becher
  • Microbiome Biology (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig), led by Dr. Nico Jehmlich
  • Multidimensional omics data analysis (ISAS e.V., Dortmund), led by Jun.-Prof. Robert Heyer


  • Micro-omics Lab (CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa), led by Dr. Samir R. Damare


  • Center for Research and Education on the Microbiota (University of Sassari, Sassari), led by Prof. Sergio Uzzau
  • Microbial proteomics - one health section (University of Milan, Milan), led by Prof. Alessio Soggiu
  • microbial biochemistry, proteomics and metabolic engineering (University of Torino, Torino), led by Prof. Enrica Pessione


The Netherlands


  • Microbial Ecology and Meta-Omics Group (NMBU, Aas), led by Assoc. Prof. Phil Pope and Dr. Magnus Arntzen
  • The Protein engineering and proteomics group (NMBU, Aas), led by Prof. Vincent Eijsink



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