Ivan Đikić

Goethe University

Ivan Đikić is a leading international expert in the fields of ubiquitin and autophagy biology. He is professor at Goethe University Frankfurt and a fellow of Max Planck Society. He leads multidisciplinary teams of scientists to study cellular life processes and their pathological alterations that lead to development of human diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and infection. Ivan received numerous scientific awards, including the Leibniz Prize (the highest scientific honour in Germany). He is an elected member of EMBO, the German Academy Leopoldina, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ivan Đikić is committed to education of the next generations of scientists globally. His efforts to popularize science in his native home land Croatia were recognized by the highest civilian state honors, The Order of Duke Branimir, bestowed by the President of Croatia.


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