Saez-Rodriguez Group

Systems Biomedicine

Mira Burtscher

I studied Molecular Biotechnology at the Heidelberg University with a focus on computational biology. During my master thesis I worked on multi-omics integration methods for functional proteomics data in a biomedical context as part of a collaboration between the lab of Julio Saez-Rodriguez and GSK. In 2022, I started my PhD in the group of Mikhail Savitski in the Genome Biology unit at the EMBL Heidelberg where I will focus on developing novel MS-based proteomics methods in different biological settings.

Research Interests

The main focus of my research is to develop MS-based proteomics methods that enhance our understanding of biological processes by measuring protein features like phosphorylation, thermal stability and solubility in a systematic and proteome-wide manner. I am further interested in ways to analyze and integrate the resulting data using computational biology methods.

Professional Career

2022-current PhD candidate in the Savitski team at the EMBL Heidelberg
2021-2022 Master Thesis at Cellzome (GSK) and the Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Heidelberg University, Faculty of Medicine & Heidelberg University Hospital
2019-2021 Research internships at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, the Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague, the EMBL Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Hospital


2021 MSc. Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University
2019 BSc. Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University