Dr Benedikt Kessler tells us how proteomics helps find biomarkers.
Biomarkers are molecular features that give us clues about underlying biological processes. They are typically used to monitoring a disease or predicting the outcome of a treatment. Modern analytical equipment allows us to measure thousands of molecules at the same time. Dr Benedikt Kessler studies the role of deubiquitylating enzymes, involved in the elimination of proteins marked by the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Alterations in this process are responsible for many human diseases. Dr Kessler works to improve medical diagnosis and treatment through the use of biomarkers.