Goethe University Frankfurt
Born 1966 in Zagreb, where he graduated from University of Zagreb School of Medicine.
He is a professor at Goethe University Frankfurt and a fellow of Max Planck Society. He maintains the active research lab that enables multidisciplinary teams of scientists to study molecular principles of life and discovering pathological alterations that lead to the development of human diseases such as cancer, neurodegeneration and infection. Ivan Đikić is a leading expert in the fields of ubiquitin biology and cancer research.
For his scientific work, Ivan received numerous awards, including the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest scientific honor in Germany. He is an elected member the EMBO, the German Academy Leopoldina and the European Academy, as well as an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.