Keynote Speakers

M. Hentze

Matthias Hentze studied medicine at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Richard Klausner’s laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In 1989, he joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg as an independent group leader. He served as Dean of the EMBL International Ph.D. Programme from 1996 until 2005 and is currently the Director of EMBL. His research focuses on the mechanisms that control gene translation in the cell.