Thomas Lütteke has studied biology at the University of Düsseldorf (Germany), where he received his Diploma in 2001. Afterwards, he joined the group of Dr. Claus-Wilhelm von der Lieth at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. There, he worked on analysis and validation of carbohydrate 3D structures from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, he spent time as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass, USA (with Professor R. Sasisekharan and Dr. R. Raman), in The Netherlands at the Universities of Utrecht (with Professor J. P. Kamerling), and Nijmegen (with Professor G. Vriend). At the MIT, he worked within the bioinformatics core of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics, and in Utrecht, he was the main developer of MonosaccharideDB. During his postdoctoral time in Nijmegen, he resumed working on PDB carbohydrate structure validation. Since 2008, he holds an assistant professorship for bioinformatics at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen (Germany). He is currently further interested in carbohydrate databases and protein-carbohydrate interactions. He edited a book titled Bioinformatics for Glycobiology and Glycomics: An Introduction.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011