Prof. Dr. Almut Schulze

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Head of Division – Tumor Metabolism and Microenvironment – German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg

Role in LiSyM-Cancer

  • Project leader in SMART-NAFLD; oncogenic signaling and cancer metabolism with a focus on the regulation of lipid metabolism, liquid chromatography-coupled mass spectrometry and metabolic flux analysis, contributes orbitrap mass spectrometers for lipidomics and metabolomics


  • Regulation of metabolic processes by oncogenic signaling and functional analysis of metabolic dependencies of cancer cells
  • Regulation of lipid synthesis during cell growth and cell transformation
  • Cellular energy control and stress response pathways
  • Metabolomics and flux analysis


  • 1992, Diploma in Biology, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1996, PhD in Biology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany (summa cum laude)

Professional Experience

  • 2019 – present, Head of Division “Tumor Metabolism and Microenvironment” at DKFZ and Full Professor (W3) Medical Faculty, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg
  • 2014-2019, Professorship Metabolic Reprogramming (W2), University of Würzburg
  • 2002-2013, Group Leader, Gene Expression Analysis Laboratory, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom
  • 1997-2002, Postdoctoral Fellow, Signal Transduction Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, United Kingdom
  • 1996-1997, Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Tumour Virology, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

Honors and Awards (Selection)

  • since 2018, Member “Hinterzartner Kreis” of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2008-2011, EMBO Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP)
  • 1997-1999, EMBO long-term fellowship