CPR Seminar Series: Frauke Melchior

Research Seminar with Frauke Melchior, ZMBH, Heidelberg, Germany

Title: TBA

Frauke Melchior studied chemistry in Marburg and Bristol and earned her PhD in chemistry from the University of Marburg. She worked in Göttingen for two years before she discovered the SUMO protein at the Scripps research centre in La Jolla. As a junior research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, near Munich, she explored the mode of functioning and regulation of SUMO. In 2004 she became Professor of Biochemistry in Göttingen before accepting the chair of Molecular Biology at the ZMBH in Heidelberg in 2008. She serves on the Grants Committee for Research Training Groups of the German Research Foundation and was distinguished in 1999 with the Young Investigator Award “Bio-Future” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2005 she received the Binder Award of the German Society for Cell Biology, and in 2007 she was elected a member of the renowned European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO