Martin Peifer

Status: Independent Group Leader
Address:

Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC)
University of Cologne
Robert-Kochstr. 21
50937 Köln

Phone: +49 221/478 96863
E-Mail: mpeifer@uni-koeln.de
Nationality: German

 

Education

1996-2003

Diploma in Physics (equivalent to M.Sc.) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany 

2003-2007 Ph.D. in Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany. Title: "Concepts from Non-Linear Dynamics and Statistical Physics Applied to Complex Networks in the Life Sciences"

 

Professional and Research Experience

20013-since

Principal Investigator of the Independent Junior Group: Computational cancer genomics. Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne. University of Cologne.

2012-2013

 Postdoc at the Department of Translationl Genomics, University of Cologne

2008-2012

 Postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne

2007-2008

 Postdoc at the Institute of Chemistry of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

 

Scientific Societies

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research
European Association for Cancer Research

 

 

 

List of the most important original publications (up to 5 publications)

  1. Peifer M*, Hertwig F, Roels F, Dreidax D, Gartlgruber M, Menon R, Krämer A, Roncaioli JL, Sand F, Heuckmann JM, Ikram F, Schmidt R, Ackermann S, Engesser A, Kahlert Y, Vogel W, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Thierry-Mieg J, Thierry-Mieg D, Mariappan A, Heynck S, Mariotti E, Henrich KO, Gloeckner C, Bosco G, Leuschner I, Schweiger MR, Savelyeva L, Watkins SC, Shao C, Bell E, Höfer T, Achter V, Lang U, Theissen J, Volland R, Saadati M, Eggert A, de Wilde B, Berthold F, Peng Z, Zhao C, Shi L, Ortmann M, Büttner R, Perner S, Hero B, Schramm A, Schulte JH, Herrmann C, O'Sullivan RJ, Westermann F*, Thomas RK*, Fischer M*. Telomerase activation by genomic rearrangements in high-risk neuroblastoma. Nature, 2015 52:700-4. *corresponding authors
  2. George J, Lim JS, Jang SJ, Cun Y, Ozretic L, Leenders F, Lu X, Fernandez-Cuesta L, Bosco G, Nguyen C, Berg J, Müller C, Dahmen I, Jahchan N, Yang D, Karnezis AN, Vaka D, Torres A, Menon R, Wang MS, Stuetz A, Korbel J, Wilkerson M, Hayes N, Engelmann D, Pützer B, Vlasic I, Seidel D, Pinther B, Schaub B, Becker C, Altmüller J, Yokota J, Khono T, Iwakawa R, Muley T, Peterson I, Chen Y, Soltermann A, Tischler V, Massion P, Zou Y, Wright GM, Russell P, Solomon B, Koch I, Field JK, Muscarella LA, La Torre A, Jakopovic M, Knezevic J, Heiden E, Roz L, Jovanovic D, Kontic M, Thunnissen E, Köhler J, Schuler M, Sanchez-Cespedes M, Salvesen H, Achter V, Bogus M, Schneider P, Zander T, Ansén S, Hallek M, Wolf J, Vingron M, Yatabe Y, Travis WD, Nürnberg P, Reinhardt HC, Perner S, Heukamp LC, Büttner R, Haas SA, Brambilla E, Peifer M*, Sage J*, Thomas RK*: Comprehensive genomic profiling of small cell lung cancer. Nature, 2015 524:47-53. *corresponding authors
  3.  Peifer M, Fernández-Cuesta L, Sos ML, George J, Seidel D, Kasper LH, Plenker D, Leenders F, Sun R, Zander T, Menon R, Koker M, Dahmen I, Müller C, Di Cerbo V, Schildhaus HU, Altmüller J, Baessmann I, Becker C, de Wilde B, Vandesompele J, Böhm D, Ansén S, Gabler F, Wilkening I, Heynck S, Heuckmann JM, Lu X, Carter SL, Cibulskis K, Banerji S, Getz G, Park KS, Rauh D, Grütter C, Fischer M, Pasqualucci L, Wright G, Wainer Z, Russell P, Petersen I, Chen Y, Stoelben E, Ludwig C, Schnabel P, Hoffmann H, Muley T, Brockmann M, Engel-Riedel W, Muscarella LA, Fazio VM, Groen H, Timens W, Sietsma H, Thunnissen E, Smit E, Heideman DA, Snijders PJ, Cappuzzo F, Ligorio C, Damiani S, Field J, Solberg S, Brustugun OT, Lund-Iversen M, Sänger J, Clement JH, Soltermann A, Moch H, Weder W, Solomon B, Soria JC, Validire P, Besse B, Brambilla E, Brambilla C, Lantuejoul S, Lorimier P, Schneider PM, Hallek M, Pao W, Meyerson M, Sage J, Shendure J, Schneider R, Büttner R, Wolf J, Nürnberg P, Perner S, Heukamp LC, Brindle PK, Haas S, Thomas RK. Integrative genome analyses identify key somatic driver mutations of small-cell lung cancer. Nature Genetics, 2012 44:1104-10.
  4. Fernandez-Cuesta L*, Peifer M*, Lu X, Sun R, Ozretińá L, Seidel D, Zander T, Leenders F, George J, Müller C, Dahmen I, Pinther B, Bosco G, Konrad K, Altmüller J, Nürnberg P, Achter V, Lang U, Schneider PM, Bogus M, Soltermann A, Brustugun OT, Helland Å, Solberg S, Lund-Iversen M, Ansén S, Stoelben E, Wright GM, Russell P, Wainer Z, Solomon B, Field JK, Hyde R, Davies MP, Heukamp LC, Petersen I, Perner S, Lovly CM, Cappuzzo F, Travis WD, Wolf J, Vingron M, Brambilla E, Haas SA, Buettner R, Thomas RK. Frequent mutations in chromatin-remodelling genes in pulmonary carcinoids. Nature Communications, 2014 5:3518. *equal contribution
  5. Seidel D*, Zander T*, Heukamp LC*, Peifer M*, Bos M*, Fernández-Cuesta L, Leenders F, Lu X, Ansén S, Gardizi M, Nguyen C, Berg J, Russell P, Wainer Z, Schildhaus HU, Rogers TM, Solomon B, Pao W, Carter SL, Getz G, Hayes D, Wilkerson MD, Thunnissen E, Travis WD, Perner S, Wright G, Brambilla E, Büttner R, Wolf J, Thomas RK, Gabler F, Wilkening I, Müller C, Dahmen I, Menon R, König K, Albus K, Merkelbach-Bruse S, Fassunke J, Schmitz K, Kuenstlinger H, Kleine MA, Binot E, Querings S, Altmüller J, Bäßmann I, Nürnberg P, Schneider PM, Bogus M, Büttner R, Perner S, Russell P, Thunnissen E, Travis WD, Brambilla E, Soltermann A, Moch H, Brustugun OT, Solberg S, Lund-Iversen M, Helland Å, Muley T, Hoffmann H, Schnabel PA, Chen Y, Groen H, Timens W, Sietsma H, Clement JH, Weder W, Sänger J, Stoelben E, Ludwig C, Engel-Riedel W, Smit E, Heideman DA, Snijders PJ, Nogova L, Sos ML, Mattonet C, Töpelt K, Scheffler M, Goekkurt E, Kappes R, Krüger S, Kambartel K, Behringer D, Schulte W, Galetke W, Randerath W, Heldwein M, Schlesinger A, Serke M, Hekmat K, Frank KF, Schnell R, Reiser M, Hünerlitürkoglu AN, Schmitz S, Meffert L, Ko YD, Litt-Lampe M, Gerigk U, Fricke R, Besse B, Brambilla C, Lantuejoul S, Lorimier P, Moro-Sibilot D, Cappuzzo F, Ligorio C, Damiani S, Field JK, Hyde R, Validire P, Girard P, Muscarella LA, Fazio VM, Hallek M, Soria JC, Carter SL, Getz G, Hayes D, Wilkerson MD, Achter V, Lang U, Seidel D, Zander T, Heukamp LC, Peifer M, Bos M, Pao W, Travis WD, Brambilla E, Büttner R, Wolf J, Thomas RK, Büttner R, Wolf J, Thomas RK. A genomics-based classification of human lung tumors. Science Translational Medicine, 2012 5:209ra153. *equal contribution