Angelika Görg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil.

Vice President Compliance, TUM

Professor of proteomics
TUM School of Life Sciences

born December 10, 1943

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Interview with TUM Emerita of Excellence Angelika Görg

"The entire world was my laboratory"

Originally, Angelika Görg only wanted to come to TUM for two years to do her PhD. She stayed all her life. As a pioneer in the research of Proteomics, she has received many awards and she found recognition worldwide. [read more]


Angelika Görg has received international recognition for her pioneering work in the field of proteomics. As a scientist, she made a significant contribution to the field of electrophoretic dispersion – particularly high-resolution two-dimensional electrophoresis for the simultaneous separation and quantification of proteins, which brought proteome analysis further worldwide. Proteome analysis is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in the post-genome age, as well as in the life sciences, and comprises the entirety of all proteins that, at a certain point, under very particular circumstances in a cell, are expressed from tissue or an organism. She brought insight into the complex metabolic and regulatory processes of biological systems and has reflected upon the physiological or pathological state of a cell. Additionally, she has, for example, furnished potential biomarkers and target proteins for pharmacological intervention. The protein universe is – in contrast to the static genome – highly dynamic, complex, different from one type of cell to another, and an analytical challenge. Investigating this dynamic system and publicising the results internationally was of fundamental interest to Angelika Görg. She has received numerous academic awards and directed proteome conventions worldwide. She works as senior editor and as a member of the editorial boards of many professional journals, and she is internationally sought out as a consultant. Angelika Görg was co-founder and long-serving member of the advisory board of the globally represented Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). She was member of the board of trustees of the newly founded Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Technical University of Munich and a member of the commission for the Post Doc Mobility Fellowship program. Angelika Görg is currently Vice President Compliance at the Technical University of Munich.


Short biography

1963 – 1969 Studies in biochemistry, University of Tübingen, and food chemistry, Technical University
of Stuttgart
1973 Doctorate in food technology, TU of Munich-Weihenstephan
1989 Habilitation in chemistry and food technology, TU Munich
1993 – 2009 Professor of proteomics, TU Munich
2016 – 2019 Deputy Ombudsperson, TU Munich
since 2020 Vice President Compliance, TU Munich


Memberships and honors

President of the German Electrophoresis Society (DEG) (1992-2001)

Vice President of the the German Society of Proteome Research (DGPF) (2001-2005)

Member of the board of trustees of TUM’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) (2007-2013)

Member of the board of directors of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) (2002-2009)

Chair of HUPO’s education and training committee (2002-2009)

Honorary member of the British Society for Proteome Research, Cambridge, UK (2010)

Honorary member of the Spanish Proteomics Society, Segovia, Spain (2011)

Senior Editor of the Journal "Proteomics", Wiley-Blackwell

Senior Editor of the Journal "Proteomics – Clinical Applications", Wiley-Blackwell



Scientific management and organization of international proteome congresses:

Electrophorese Forum 1999, TU Munich

Proteomic Forum 2001, TU Munich

Proteomic Forum 2003, TU Munich

4th HUPO World Congress 2005, TU Munich

Annual proteome analysis training courses for scientists from industry and academia (GDCH, FEBS)


Research Projects

Proteomanalytic research residencies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (1985-1987)

EU Project: Proteome Analysis Group Europe, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (PAGES) (1994-1998)

Pharmacological project with Rhone-Poulenc: Proteomic analysis of differentially-regulated proteins in brain ischemia, Paris (2000-2002)

German Research Foundation project: Stress proteins from lactic acid bacteria under sublethal high-pressure processing (2000-2004)

BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) Project: New Methods of Proteome Analysis: Implementation and Combination with Metabolome Analysis in the case of Corynebacterium glutamicum (2002-2005)

CIPSM Excellence Cluster, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (founding member, associate investigator 2001-2009)



  • Award of the British Electrophoresis/Biochemical Society, Glasgow (1992)
  • Award of the Japanese Electrophoresis Society, Tokyo (1994)
  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal from TU Munich (2001)
  • German Federal Cross of Merit (2003)
  • HUPO Distinguished Achievement Award in Proteomics, Beijing (2004)
  • Bavarian Order of Merit (2011)

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