Ursula Klingmüller, principal investigator at the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), professor at the University of Heidelberg and Head of the Division Systems Biology of Signal Transduction at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), was recognised for her outstanding scientific achievements by being elected as a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
She employs a systems biology approach to understand dynamic alterations in cell communication and information processing that contribute to cancer formation. One of her research topics is to understand the role of transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) in lung cancer. The aim of her work is to improve early detection of cancer, patient stratification and personalized treatment.
The EMBO Membership recognises the scientific excellence and outstanding achievements made by life scientists. Currently, more than 1800 of the best scientists around the world are part of the organisation. Every year, they nominate and elect new EMBO Members who actively contribute to the life science research portfolio and strengthen research communities across Europe.