About Edward Lemke

Prof. Dr. Edward A Lemke

Johannes Gutenberg University, Biocentre & IMB
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 17, 55128 Mainz

Current position:
Professor, Adjunct Director IMB

Read about his publications

Professional experience
2019 –  Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Araxa Biosciences
2018 –   Professor JGU Mainz, Department of Biology and joint appointed with Department of Chemistry
2018 – Adjunct Director IMB
2018-2020 Visiting Group Leader EMBL
2009 – 2017 Independent group leader at the EMBL Heidelberg, Structural and Computational Biology Unit and Cell Biology and Biophysics Uni
Scientific training
2005 – 2008 Joint research associate (postdoctorate) Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
2002 – 2005 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (and University of Goettingen), Department Membrane Biophysics (3 month bridging postdoc)
University education       
1999 – 2001 Master of Science, University of Oklahoma
1997 – 2001 Diploma, Technical University of Berlin
Honors and awards
2019 ERC Advanced Grant (LS domain)
2018 Gutenberg Research College Fellow
2017 FEBS anniversary award
2016 Chica and Heinz Schaller award for biomedical research
2015 Young Investigator Award of the International Society for Chemical Biology
2015 – 2020 ERC consolidator grant (PE domain)
2013 MRN Innovation award (jointly to C. Schultz and E. Lemke)
2010 – 2016 Emmy Noether program of the DFG
2006 – 2008 Feodor Lynen postdoctoral fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2003 – 2005 PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fond             
2002 Erwin-Stephan award for excellent and fast studies, Technical University of Berlin
2001 Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
1999 – 2000 Oversea-scholarship of the Technical University of Berlin
1998 Klaus-Koch-scholarship for excellent studies, Technical University of Berlin
Other activities

Scientific conference and workshop organization

2020 Co-organizer Genetic Code Expansion Conference (Bejing, China) (postponed to 2022)
2020 Main organizer EMBO/EMBL-Symposium on Phase Separation (postponed to 2022)
2018 Co-organizer EMBO Chemical Biology Conference 2018
2018 Main organizer EMBO/EMBL-Symposium on Phase Separation
2015 Main organizer EMBO Advanced Fluorescence Spec/Microscopy Practical Course
2015 Elected Co-chair, IDP Subgroup of the Biophysical Society, annual meeting
2014 Main organizer EMBO Chemical Biology conference 2014
2011 Co-organizer and teacher 1st EMBO Chemical Biology Practical Course
2009 Co-organizer Symposium on “Light Microscopy meets Structural Biology”

Editorial activities/review panel member

2017 – Editorial Board member, Journal of Molecular Biology
2017 Editor Methods in Molecular Biology, Noncanonical amino acids
2016 – Editorial Advisory Board, Cell Chemical Biology
2016 Editor Methods in Molecular Biology Book on Genetic Code Expansion
2015 – Editorial Advisory Board, ChemBiochem (Wiley)         
2015 – 2017 Editorial Advisory Board, RSC Molecular Biosystems
2014 Guest-Editor, special issue on Genetic code expansion (ChemBioChem, Wiley)

Coordinating Functions

2020 – 2022 Elected Co-Chair and subsequent Chair, IDP sunbgroupof the Biophysical Society
2021 – Study Representative (Studienbeauftragter) Msc Biology
2018 –  Speaker DFG Priority Program 2191
2011 – 2016 Module Coordinator EMBL Predoc Course
2010 – 2019 EMBL Advanced Light Microscopy Facility Steering Committee