About the Speakers

Professor Patrick Cramer

Professor Patrick Cramer was born in 1969 in Stuttgart, Germany and is currently Director, Department of Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences and President of the Max Planck Society, Germany. He received his Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 1995 and obtained a PhD from the University of Heidelberg/EMBL Grenoble, France in 1998. He was a postdoctoral fellow (1999–2001) at Stanford University, USA. He then worked at the University of Munich, Germany, where he was successively Tenure-track Professor (2001–2003), Professor (2004–2014), Director of the Gene Center (2004–2013) and Director of Biochemistry Department (2010–2013). He was appointed Director, Department of Molecular Biology at Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Germany (2014–2021). He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Academy of Europe and the US National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Eva Nogales

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Professor Eva Nogales was born in Colmenar Viejo, Spain and is currently Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain in 1988 and obtained a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Keele, UK in 1993. She carried out postdoctoral training (1993–1995) and was appointed as Staff Scientist (1995–1998) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. She joined the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley in 1998 where she was successively Assistant Professor (1998–2003), Associate Professor (2003–2006), Professor (2006–2021) and Distinguished Professor (2021–). She is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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