About Edward Lemke

About Edward Lemke

Prof. Dr. Edward A Lemke

Johannes Gutenberg University, Biocentre & IMB
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15, 55128 Mainz
edlemke@uni-mainz.de

Current position:
Professor, Adjunct Director IMB

Read about his publications


University education       
1999 – 2001 Master of Science, University of Oklahoma
1997 – 2001 Diploma, Technical University of Berlin

 

Scientific degrees
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)

 

Professional experience
2019 –  Co-founder and consultant Scientific Advisor, Araxa Biosciences
2018 –  

Professor JGU Mainz, Department of Biology and joint appointed with Department of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Geosciences    

2018 –

Adjunct Director IMB

2018 –

Visiting Group Leader EMBL

2009 – 2017

Independent group leader at the EMBL Heidelberg, Structural and Computational Biology Unit and Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit

    

Honors and awards
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
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)
2020 Main organizer EMBO/EMBL-Symposium on Phase Separation
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 Advisory Board, 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

2018 Speaker DFG Priority Program 2191
2017 – Head of corefacility steering committee, JGU Mainz
2011 – 2016 Module Coordinator EMBL Predoc Course
2010 – EMBL Advanced Light Microscopy Facility Steering Committee