Staff Profiles

Anne-Claude Gavin, Ph.D.

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Anne-Claude Gavin is group leader and senior scientist in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Before moving to the EMBL in 2005, she was Director of the Molecular and Cell Biology division of the biotech company Cellzome Inc. Previously she spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department for Physiology, University of Basel, Switzerland and at the EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. She received her baccalaureate from the college Voltaire in Geneva, Switzerland, her M.S. and PhD in Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Gavin's work on the proteome organization of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae represented a technology breakthrough and had a wide impact in biochemistry, quantifiable by ~2500 citations. She received several honors and awards for her research, including the Genome Technology All-Stars award "Most Prolific in Proteomics" and the Heidelberg Molecular Life Science award. She was elected EMBO member in 2014. She is associate editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics and member of the board of reviewing and advisory editors for Science Signaling and Molecular Systems Biology. Dr. Gavin is an established scientist working on proteomics, biological networks and systems biology. Gavin's research programs integrate biochemical, mass spectrometry, structural and computational methods to characterize cellular networks and circuitry at molecular levels, both spatially and temporally. Her research aims at understanding how cellular components work collectively and achieve biological function.