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Mariann Bienz

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Alma mater
University of Zurich

Notable awards

Hugh Pelham (m. 1996)

Mariann Bienz

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Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Mariann Bienz FRS FMedSci is a distinguished molecular biologist based at the UK Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. She has been a member of their Senior Scientific Staff since 1991, was Joint-head of Cell Biology in 2007/8 and has been Joint 'head of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry since 2008.


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She was educated at Gymnasium Winterthur and the University of Z├╝rich where she studied Zoology and Molecular Biology and earned her PhD in 1981.

Career and research

Bienz subsequently undertook postdoctoral research at the LMB and in 1986 returned to Zurich as Assistant Professor, and then (1990) Associate Professor also serving as a member of EMBO in 1989.

Personal life

She lists her recreations in Who's Who as music and mountain walking.

Awards and honours

  • Elected as a member of EMBO, 1989
  • Friedrich Miescher Prize, Swiss Biochemical Soc., 1990
  • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2003
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2006
  • References

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