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

Homepage TUM Compliance Office

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]

Scientific work

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. At present, Angelika Görg is a member of the council of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO), which has a global presence. At TUM, among other things, she is active in the Institute for Advanced Study’s board of trustees as well as the Post-Doc Mobility Fellowship program as a committee member.


Short biography

1963 – 1969 Studies in biochemistry, University of Tübingen, and food chemistry, Technical University
of Stuttgart 1973 1973-1989 1989-1993 1993-1995 1993-2009
1973 Doctorate in food technology, TUM-Weihenstephan
1973 – 1989 Academic assistant, TUM-Weihenstephan
1989 Habilitation in chemistry and food technology
1989 – 1993 Academic director, TUM-Weihenstephan
1993 – 1995 Committee director of the Department of General Food Technology, TUM-Weihenstephan
1993 – 2009 Professor of proteomics, TUM-Weihenstephan
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 directors of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) (2002-2012)

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

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

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

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

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) 29



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

You can download "Explanations of honors and awards" here [PDF 215 KB]