Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin von Bergen

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin von Bergen

Personal information

von Bergen, Martin, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Department of Molecular Systems Biology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig

Functional Proteomics, Institute of Biochemistry
Leipzig University (UL)

Current position

Professor of Functional Proteomics, Institute of Biochemistry, UL (since 2015)
Head of Department of Molecular Systems Biology, UFZ (since 2016)

Role within partner site

Contributing omics platforms and expertise on environment on disease-related biology;

Relevant work experience

2013–2016 Professor of Systems Microbiology, University of Aalborg, Denmark

2008–2016 Speaker of Department of Metabolomics, UFZ

2006–2016 Head of Department of Proteomics, UFZ

Professional background

2007 Lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Molecular Biology at the University of Hamburg

2003–2006 Senior postdoc at Max Planck Research Unit for Structural Molecular Biology at DESY, Hamburg

2002–2003 Head of Proteomics at Mice & More GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg

2001–2002 Scientist at Megamedics GmbH, Wedel

1998–2001 Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Research Unit for Structural Molecular Biology at DESY, Hamburg

1998 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat) in Biology, University of Hamburg

1995–1998 Graduate studies in Biochemistry, Max Planck Research Unit for Structural Molecular Biology at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg

1989–1995 Studies in Biology, University of Hamburg

Main research focus

Understanding the mechanisms of effects of chemicals in in vivo and in vitro systems, identifying key processes and species in microbiome ecology and microbiome-host interaction, developing novel targeted and untargeted mass spectrometry-based methods and applications for proteomics and metabolomics;


5 out of 356; WOS h-index 51

Rolle-Kampczyk U, …, von Bergen M et al (2020). Accumulation of distinct persistent organic pollutants is associated with adipose tissue inflammation. Sci Total Environ 748:142458. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142458.

Hange SB, …, von Bergen M (2020). Gastric bypass surgery in a rat model alters the community structure and functional composition of the intestinal microbiota independently of weight loss. Microbiome 8:13. doi: 10.1186/s40168-020-0788-1.

Krause JL,…, von Bergen M (2020). The glyphosate formulation Roundup® LB plus influences the global metabolome of pig gut microbiota in vitro. Sci Total Environ 745:140938. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140932.

Massier L,…, von Bergen M et al (2020). Adipose tissue derived bacteria are associated with inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Gut 69:1796–1806.

Markle JG, …, von Bergen M et al (2013). Sex differences in the gut microbiome drive hormone-dependent regulation of autoimmunity. Science 339:1084–1088.

Additional information

Awards: Award of the German Society for Mass Spectrometry for the application of stable istopes in metaproteomics (2015);


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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