Professor Rudolf Grimm presents ‘A paleo-multiomics study of Ötzi the Iceman’

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 - 11:00 to 12:00

Special Seminar at the Bio21 Auditorium - Wednesday 28 October 11am - 12pm

Ötzi the Iceman is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5300 years ago. The mummy was found in September 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, hence Ötzi, near the Similaun mountain and Hauslabjoch right on the border between Austria and Italy. He is the oldest known, completely preserved human ice mummy.

Using LC-MS, GC-MS, ICP-MS and next sequencing technologies, Professor Grimm and colleagues performed the first paleo-multiomics study of this famous mummy including genomics, proteomics, glycomics, metabolomics, lipidomics and metallomics approaches.

Complex multiomics data will be presented from samples taking out of his stomach. Interesting insights will be given in his last meal(s) and health conditions before he got killed.

Professor Rudi Grimm

Rudi Grimm received his PhD in Biology from the University of Munich/Germany. After completing a post-doc at the University of Freiburg/Germany and the Riken Institute in Tokyo/Japan, he joined Hewlett-Packard as a senior life science application chemist in 1991.

In 1998 he became the head of protein chemistry at the Munich based and world’s first start-up proteomics company Toplab. In June 1999 he joined Hexal Pharma (now part of Sandoz/Novartis) to establish the Biotech Laboratories for the successful development of generic recombinant protein drugs (Biosimilars).

In September 2002 he re-joined Agilent Technologies as the worldwide proteomics and metabolomics market development manager. From January 2009 until May 2015 he was a Director of Science and Technology at Agilent Technologies, managing key strategic academic collaborations.

In September 2010 Rudi became an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Davis, and in August 2011, an Adjunct Professor at Chungnam National University, Daejeon/South-Korea. In 2012 he was appointed Associate Director of Analytical Innovation at the Food for Health Institute of UC Davis. He is currently author and co-author of 132 scientific publications.

When: Wednesday 28 October, 11am - 12pm

Where: Bio21 Institute Auditorium, followed by refreshments and networking in the atrium