Martin Giera

 

Martin Giera (LUMC), Pharmacist, PhD, Assoc. Prof, Head Metabolomics Group

 

Dr Martin Giera is coordinator of the EU-funded Innovative Training Network ArthritisHeal. He will supervise one ArthritisHeal PhD-student in his research group. 

Martin studied pharmacy in Heidelberg and Munich. He is the head of the Metabolomics group at the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC).

He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry obtained from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (Germany) under the supervision of Prof Franz Bracher. With a postdoctoral fellowship (DAAD stipend), he joined the group of Prof Hubertus Irth at the VU University Amsterdam where he later became Assistant Professor and head of the Bioanalysis group.

Following a research stay in the laboratory of Prof Charles Serhan at Harvard Medical School, he moved to the LUMC where he today heads the Metabolomics group. Recently he was a visiting professor at the Metabolomics center of the Scripps institute (La Jolla, CA, USA) headed by Prof Gary Siuzdak.

He is editor of the book “Clinical Metabolomics” (Springer). Martin is a permanent committee member of the inter-disciplinary panel of the FWO and served in several EU committees, e.g. INFECT-ERA. He is a consultant to InOvO B.V. and Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharma. Currently his research group consists of nine members.

His main interests lie in clinical and fundamental disease-related research, using metabolomics-based approaches and notably lipidomics.

Recent key research papers:

  • Identification of bioactive metabolites using activity metabolomics, Rinschen MM, Ivanisevic J, Giera M, Siuzdak G. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2019 Jun;20(6):353-367
  • Effects of anticoagulants and storage conditions on clinical oxylipid levels in human plasma. Jonasdottir HS, Brouwers H, Toes REM, Ioan-Facsinay A, Giera M. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids. 2018 Dec;1863(12):1511-1522
  • Inhibition of neogenin fosters resolution of inflammation and tissue regeneration. Schlegel M, Körner A, Kaussen T, Knausberg U, Gerber C, Hansmann G, Jónasdóttir HS, Giera M, Mirakaj V. J Clin Invest. 2018 Oct 1;128(10):4711-4726
  • Accumulation of 8,9-unsaturated sterols drives oligodendrocyte formation and remyelination. Hubler Z, Allimuthu D, Bederman I, Elitt MS, Madhavan M, Allan KC, Shick HE, Garrison E, T Karl M, Factor DC, Nevin ZS, Sax JL, Thompson MA, Fedorov Y, Jin J, Wilson WK, Giera M, Bracher F, Miller RH, Tesar PJ, Adams DJ. Nature. 2018 Aug;560(7718):372-376

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