Recognitions of group members


Christopher is going to attend the ASCB|EMBO 2019 meeting in Washington in December 2019 , and received an American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Travel Award (

In September Christopher gave a flash talk at the EMBO workshop Creating is Understanding: Synthetic Biology Masters Complexity, presented a poster and won a poster prize.

Miao received a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2022.

In June 2019 Christopher presented a poster on the CPS meeting 2019 in Berlin: 

Piao Siong gave a seminar talk “Dissecting Structural and Dynamic Information in Nuclear Pore Complex by Using Advanced Fluorescence Tools” at the 2nd Workshop on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Core Data Resources, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague in 2019.

In 2019 Panos received a MPGC fellowship for PhD students



In August 2018 Giulia gave a talk  at the Telluride Workshop “Nuclear Pore Complexes and Smart Polymers”.

Giulia was awarded  with a travel grant by the Heidelberg Graduate Academy for presenting my research at the 2018 Telluride workshop “Nuclear Pore Complexes and Smart Polymers”. 

Piao Siong gave a seminar talk “Dissecting two differential binding mechanisms of FG-nucleoporins and nuclear transport receptors” at the Biennial Meeting of the German Biophysical Society, Düsseldorf, Germany in 2018.

Sofya gave a talk at the ICON Europe (2nd International Conference on Nanoscopy) in Bielefeld, Germany in Februray 2018.

Aritra received a ICFAS fellowship for the time of April 2018 till January 2019.

Lemkelab is now also joint appointed with the JGU and IMB Mainz



Giulia was invited to give a talk at the Physical Biology Circle Meeting in March, 2017.

Giulia received a travel grant awarded by the Boherinher Ingelheim Fonds to attend the 2017 MBL Physical Biology of the Cell course in summer 2017. 

Aritra won a best poster award sponsored by Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS), at Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: Forms, Functions and Diseases in Mohali India in September 2017.

Ivana wins the Friedmund Neumann Price 2017, Edward gives Laudatio.

In July Aritra gave a talk about Interplay Between Surface Solvation and Molecular Recognition in IDPs at the 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress in Edinburgh, UK. 

Edward received the 2017 FEBS anniversary award in June 2017.

In May Aritra gave a talk on Probing the interplay between solvation dynamics and molecular-recognition in IDPs at the 116th General Assembly of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

In February 2017 Giulia gave platform talk at the 61st Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, and another talk in the Nanoscale Biophysics Subgroup.


Giulia received an International Travel Award awarded by the Biophysical Society to attend the 2017 annual meeting.

In October Sofya won a poster prize at the „Labeling and Nanoscopy Conference“ in Heidelberg, Germany.

Piao Siong was invited to give a seminar talk “Single molecule studies reveal conformational features and binding mechanisms of phenylalanine-glycine rich nucleoporins” at the 22nd International Workshop on “Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences”, Berlin, Germany in 2016.

Piao Siong started on a EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoc (EIPOD) programme under Marie Sklodowska-Cure Actions COFUND programme within the Lemke lab – April 2015 – March 2018

Congratulations – Jun is now Dr. Jun!

Iker was selected to give a talk on the EMBO conference 2016

Congratulations – Ivana will start her own independent lab at the CIN of Tuebingen University and was awarded an Emmy Noether Group leader fellowship

Edward won the Chica and Heinz Schaller award for biomedical research in January 2016


The program for the upcoming subgroup meeting of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins – to be held at the Biophysical Society Meeting 2015 – has been finalized by the elected co-chairs, Edward A Lemke and Rohit Pappu.

Swati was selected to give a talk at the meeting of the German Biophysical Society 2014 as well as at the ASCB meeting 2014 in Philadelphia.

Ivana has received a travel award to attend this year’s ASCB meeting in Philadelphia.

Swati was selected to give a talk at the 2014 EMBO/FEBS conference.

In July Gemma received a poster award on the last Symposium on Bioorthogonal Chemistry of the GDCH in Berlin.

Congratulations – Swati just finished her PhD!

Ivana was selected to give a talk at the 2014 EMBO Chemical Biology conference.

Swati was selected to give a talk at the upcoming Microfluidics conference in Heidelberg.

Swati was selected to give a talk at the most recent Gordon research seminar on Single Molecule approaches in Biology.

Ivana was selected to attend the Nobel laureate meeting on Medicine in Lindau.

In May the DFG has initiated 13 new collaborative research centers to run for the next four years. Our lab is part of the SFB 1129 initiative installed in Heidelberg on “Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread”. Read more on and

Ivana was selected to give a talk at the FOM (Focus on Microscopy) 2014 in Sydney.


In November the Lemke and the Schultz group jointly won the 2013 MRN Innovation Award.

Congratulations – Sigrid received a best poster award for her presentation on the CECAM meeting on intrinsically disordered proteins.

Congratulations – Sigrid finished her PhD!

In April Sigrid was invited to give a talk at the anniversary of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fond.

Congratulations, Swati and Niccolo both received best poster awards for their presentation on the last Biophysical Society Meeting in February 2013.

Niccolo Best Poster Award

Congratulations – Ivana received a 12 month postdoctoral EMBO long-term fellowship as well as a 24 month postdoctoral Marie Curie fellowship.


Congratulations – in November Gustavo was awarded an access grant to the Biostruct-X platform in Hamburg.

Congratulations – Sigrid received a best talk award for her presentation on the last Picoquant Single Molecule Spectroscopy Workshop

Edward Lemke was highlighted as emerging investigator 2012 by Molecular Biosystems.