Professor Roland Lill from the Institute of Cytobiology, Philipps University Marburg, Germany, will deliver the Feldberg Prize Lecture on Friday April 15th at 4.15pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The lecture is open to anyone locally who is interested in attending.
Roland graduated from the Universities of Ulm and Munich and then earned his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Munich in 1986. He did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles, before returning to the University of Munich as a research associate and then project leader in the Collaborative Research Center. In 1996 he became Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Marburg and has been Director of the Institute for Cytobiology since 2002. He has been a Max Planck Fellow at the MPI Marburg since 2008.
Roland is currently interested in the biogenesis of iron-sulfur proteins in eukaryotes and the link to cellular iron homeostasis.
The title of the Feldberg Prize Lecture is: “FeS protein biogenesis in eukaryotes.”
The Feldberg Prize
In 1961, Professor Wilhelm Feldberg, CBE, FRS, established the Feldberg Foundation to promote scientific contact between German and English scientists within the sphere of experimental medical research. Each year a German and British scientist, acknowledged according to Feldberg’s wishes as outstanding in their particular field, are awarded the Feldberg Prize. Each recipient gives a prize lecture in each other’s country.