Dr. Andreas FR Hühmer is currently the Marketing Director for all things ‘Omics’ at Thermo Fisher Scientific in San Jose, CA. In his current role, he directs the day-to-day marketing business as well as the long-term strategy for the business. He collaborates closely with colleagues in product marketing within the business unit and across the division to deliver innovative and enabling solutions to customers. In a previous role, Dr. Hühmer was instrumental in commercializing the ProteomeX ion trap product, the first highly integrated turn-key solution for Mudpit experiments. He also was responsible for the development of the next generation biosoftware products, such as Proteome Discoverer and SIEVE. Dr. Hühmer holds a PhD (1997) and a Master of Science degree (1996) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas. He also received a Bachelor of Science degree (1991) and a Master of Science degree (1993) in Analytical Chemistry from the Free University of Berlin, Germany.