Mark Schmitz

Contact: mark.schmitz [at]

Data mangement plays an increasingly important role in today’s research as data is integral to all research endeavors and we are now able to record more and more data.

The tasks of data management range from securing data integrity to following best practices to ensure reproducibility of research.

Advances in reproducibility can be acchieved by establishing, documenting, and reviewing analysis pipelines and data processing workflows as well as procedures to deposit information on public repositories.

Besides information technology, proteins have always held a fascination for me, especially the principles governing protein folding by which an unstructured polypeptide is able to quickly adopt its stably folded conformation.

By studying protein evolution we gain new insights into the constraints and mechanisms in work in nature and may also come to a better understanding of the forces driving protein folding.