Prof. Dr. Dr. Angelika Görg
Since the early 1980‘s, Prof. Görg has had a long-standing involvement in the development and application of innovative one- and two dimensional electrophoresis techniques for a wide range of biochemical, medical, microbial and agricultural applications. Angelika Görg has been involved in developing and introducing the technology of immobilized pH gradients (IPG) in 1982. Since that time, Prof Görg and co-workers have pioneered the development of 2-D electrophoresis technology with IPGs (IPG-Dalt) for proteome analysis, by introducing IPG strips cast on plastic backings, as well as narrow and wide pH range IPGs with long separation distances, and IPG gels for the separation of very alkaline proteins up to pH 12. This technology has been constantly refined and has become – in combination with mass spectrometry- the basis for the majority of the ongoing proteome projects. More recently, for the detection of low abundance proteins in micropreparative 2-D gels using narrow pH range IPGs in the first dimension, a simple prefractionation method according to pI using flat-bed Sephadex IEF has been introduced (Proteomics 2002).
Prof. Görg, former President of the German Electrophoresis Society (DEG) from 1992 to 2001 and Vice President of the German Society for Proteomic Research (DGPF) from 2001 to 2005, is actually chair of the Education and Training Committee of the Human Proteome Organization HUPO and Council Member of the Human Proteome Organization HUPO .
Prof. Görg is Senior Editor of the Journals Proteomics and Proteomics - Clinical Applications (Wiley, Interscience)
In recognition of her methodical work, Prof. Görg received scientific awards in Glasgow (1992) and Tokyo (1994) from the British and Japanese Electrophoresis Societies, respectively, and was awarded the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Medal in 2001, as well as the "Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande" in 2003 in Munich.
In October 2004 at the 3rd World Congress of HUPO in Bejing, Prof. Görg received "in recognition of her indispensable contributions to the field of proteomic sciences" the HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award in Proteomics.
After studying Biochemistry and Food Chemistry at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, Angelika Görg received her Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Munich.
In 1992, Dr. Görg was appointed Professor at the Technical University of Munich(TUM) and Head of the Proteomics Group from 1999 to 2009 and is now Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of the TUM.
In April 2009 Professor Görg was appointed to TUM Emerita of Excellence.
In 2010 awarding honorary membership of the BSPR (British Society for Proteome Research) to Professor Görg in Cambridge-Hinxton.
In 2011 awarding honorary membership of the SEProt (Spanish Proteomics Society) to Professor Görg in Segovia.
In July 2011 Professor Görg was awarded the "Bayerische Verdienstorden" in Munich.