Christoph Messner received his PhD in analytical chemistry at the University of Innsbruck. In 2016 he received a Wellcome Trust fellowship to study the origins of metabolism at the University of Cambridge. Since 2017 he has been a post-doctocal researcher in the laboratory of Markus Ralser at the Francis Crick Institute in London. His research has focused on the development of technologies and strategies for high-throughput proteomics. He has developed sample preparation and automation strategies as well as introduced new LC-MS acquisition modes (scanning SWATH/high-flow chromatogphy) that allow the measurement of hundreds of proteomes per day. He has applied these technologies in several large-scale projects (with thousands of samples) ranging from systems biology to clinical applications and drug screens.