Dr. Kahlert is interested in advanced analytical systems, bioinformatics, personalized medicine and process development automation. Apart from having a doctoral degree in molecular biology, he is also a mechanic for machinery and systems. Integrating both of these skills, Dr. Kahlert has worked in the field of proteomics in combination with mass spectrometers for seven years. He has improved shotgun proteomics, selected reaction monitoring and SWATH methods; completed the associated data analysis; and has taken charge of the maintenance of various types of mass spectrometers. His research activities comprise LC/MS method development, protein modification detection, protein interaction screenings and the development of automated sample preparation. During his studies as a doctoral student Dr. Kahlert elucidated the modification and interaction pattern of a family of transcription factors involved in cell signaling and carcinogenesis at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. At the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle he continous his research developing SWATH methods for elucidating and quantifying bacterial proteomes.