08 May 2019

Matthias Mann is a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2019

The European Patent Office has nominated CPR proteomics pioneer Matthias Mann for the European Inventor Award 2019. Sixteen inventors from around the world have been selected for the award in five different categories, including Research in which Matthias Mann is acknowledged for two of his inventions/patents. Each finalist is also nominated for the Popular Prize 2019. The winners in each category, and in the Popular Prize, will be announced at an award ceremony in Vienna on 20 June. 


The nomination of CPR Research Director, Matthias Mann for the award is based on his two patents from 1994 and 2012 that was developed at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany. The first patent describes the technique called nano-electrospray used to extract proteins from human cells. While the second patent involves the technique called SILAC (Stable Isotope Labelling by Amino acids in Cell culture).

You can read more about his inventions here.

Read more about the award here where you can also vote for Matthias for the Popular Prize 2019.