Iris Finkemeier

Institute for Plant Biology and Biotechnology, WWU Münster and Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

Iris Finkemeier received her PhD in Plant Biochemistry from the University of Bielefeld in 2005, where she worked in the group of Prof. Karl-Josef Dietz. Shortly afterwards she was awarded a Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at the Department of Plant Sciences with Dr. Lee Sweetlove and Prof. Christopher Leaver, University of Oxford (UK). In 2007, she was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from Christ Church College, which allowed her to continue the research in Oxford.

In 2010, she moved from Oxford to Munich to start a young investigator group at the LMU funded by the Emmy Noether program of the DFG. Her group was associated to the department of Prof Dario Leister where she performed her habilitation in Botany. In 2014, she moved with her Emmy Noether group to the MPIPZ as head of the Plant Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry facility. In 2015, she was appointed as W2 Professor for Plant Physiology at the WWU Münster. Her goal is to identify novel regulators of plant metabolism and energy signaling pathways.