Dr. Edward Lemke

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg
69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49 6221-387 8536
Fax:      +49 6221-387 8519
Email:   lemke@embl.de


Biophysics, intrinsically disordered proteins, physiochemical properties of biopolymers, single molecule/superresolution/FRET microscopy, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein structure and folding, nucleocytoplasmic shuttling, chemical biology and bioorthogonal labeling reactions


Since Oct 2012: SPP1623 on Chemoselective Reactions

Since June 2009: Noether Program of the DFG (“Unfolding the Nucleocytoplasmic machinery)


2013 MRN Innovation Award
2010 Emmy Noether programme of the DFG
2006-2008 Feodor-Lynen postdoctoral fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2003-2005 PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fond
2002 Erwin-Stephan award for excellent and fast studies, TU Berlin
2001 Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) until end of university studies
1999-2000 Oversea-scholarship of the Technical University of Berlin
1998 Klaus-Koch-scholarship for excellent studies, Technical University of Berlin

2010-present Emmy Noether Group leader
2009-present Independent Group leader at the EMBL Heidelberg, Structural and Computational Biology Unit and Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit
2005-2008 Joint Research Associate Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
2005 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Max Planck Insitute for Biophysical Chemistry (and University of Goettingen), Department Membrane Biophysics
2004 Marine Biological Laboratory (Statistics Summerschool)
2002 Diploma in Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin
2001 Master of Science, University of Oklahoma
1999 Vordiploma (BSc) in Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin

2013-present Organizer EMBO Chemical Biology conference 2014
2011-present Module Coordinator EMBL Predoc Course
2011 Organizer EMBO Methods in Chemical Biology Practical course 2011
2010-present Advanced Light Microscopy Facility Steering Committee
2009 Organizer EMBL Light microscopy Workshop

Milles S, Bui H, Koehler C, Beck M*, Lemke EA*, Facilitated aggregation propensity of FG Nucleoporins under molecular crowding conditions. EMBO Reports 2012; 14(2):178-83

Ori A, Banterle N, Iskar M, Andres-Pons A, Escher C, Bui HK, Sparks L, Mezarino VMS, Rinner O, Bork P*, Lemke EA* and Beck M*, Cell-type specific nuclear pore complexes: A case in point for context-dependent stoichiometry of molecular machines. Molecular System Biology 2013; 9:648

Plass T, Milles S, Koehler C, Szymanski J, Mueller R, Schultz C*, Lemke EA*, Amino acids for Diels-Alder reactions in living cells. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2012; 51: 4166-4170

Milles S, Tyagi S, Banterle N, Koehler C, VanDelinder V, Neal A, Lemke EA, Click strategies for single-molecule protein fluorescence. J Am Chem Soc 2012; 134: 5187-5195

Plass T, Milles S, Koehler C, Schultz C*, Lemke EA*, Genetically encoded copper-free click chemistry. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2011; 50: 3878-3881

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