Edward Lemke and Hai-Kun Liu Win 2015 CHS Research Award
Posted January 22 2016
January 27th, 2016, at 4:00 PM, Greenier-Saal, BioQuant Building, Im Neuenheimer Feld 267, Heidelberg.

The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation has awarded Edward Lemke and Hai-Kun Liu for their excellent research in biomedical research at the science location Heidelberg. They will each receive a research grant of 100,000 Euros. 


We cordially invite you to the

2015 Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Awards Ceremony


Award Lecturer: Dr. Edward Lemke

EMBL Heidelberg, CellNetworks Member

Lecture: Decoding Molecular Plasticity in the Dark Proteome


Award Lecturer: Dr. Hai-Kun Liu

DKFZ Heidelberg

Lecture: Genetic Dissection of Tumor Heterogeneity



Edward Lemke has studied physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Oklahoma (USA). In 2002 he joined the Department of Membrane Biophysics at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen for his PhD studies. He then moved to the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (USA) for postdoctoral research in single-molecule fluorescence techniques and chemical biology. He became a group leader at EMBL in Heidelberg (Emmy Noether in 2009 and ERC investigator in 2015). This award honours his success in using novel chemical and synthetic biological tools to manipulate biomolecules.

Hai-Kun Liu has studied biology at Shandong Normal University, China, and earned his PhD in 2005 at the Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2005 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Molecular Biology at DKFZ. He has led the independent Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Group at DKFZ since 2011 and the research division of Molecular Neurogenetics since 2015. This award recognizes him as a leader in stem-cell biology and also for his outstanding accomplishments in chromatin regulation of adult neurogenesis.


The Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award is an annual prize given to young scientists working in biomedicine at Heidelberg University and related research centres in Heidelberg. The 100,000.00 € prize is unusual in its freedom from many of the bureaucratic constraints cutting-edge scientists must often live with.


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