Ilme Schlichting

Every year, the HEC community invites an internationally renowned scientist to present an inspiring keynote lecture on a biocrystallography-related topic. The 2016 HEC-lecture will be given by Ilme Schlichting, head of the Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. Dr. Schlichting is well known for her structure-driven enzyme-mechanistic work especially on heme-containing proteins, for which she received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most prestigious research award in Germany. More recently, Dr. Schlichting has become a leading figure in the development of free electron laser-based methods for the study of biomacromolecules, which will also be the topic of her lecture at Burg Warberg.