Mariann Bienz

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Mariann Bienz
Alma mater University of Zurich
Hugh Pelham (m. 1996)
Scientific career
Institutions Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Mariann Bienz FRS FMedSci is a distinguished molecular biologist based at the UK Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. She has been a member of their Senior Scientific Staff since 1991,[2] was Joint-head of Cell Biology in 2007/8 and has been Joint 'head of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry since 2008.[citation needed]


She was educated at Gymnasium Winterthur and the University of Zürich where she studied Zoology and Molecular Biology and earned her PhD in 1981.

Career and research

Bienz subsequently undertook postdoctoral research at the LMB and in 1986 returned to Zurich as Assistant Professor, and then (1990) Associate Professor also serving as a member of EMBO in 1989.[3]

Personal life

She lists her recreations in Who's Who as music and mountain walking.[4]

Awards and honours


  1. ^ a b "Dr Mariann Bienz FMedSci FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17.
  2. ^ Staff. "The Academy of Medical sciences: Fellows: Dr Mariann Bienz FRS FMedSci". Academy of Medical Sciences. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  3. ^ Staff. "Dr Mariann Bienz Authorised Biography – Debrett's People of Today, Dr Mariann Bienz Profile". Debrett's. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ BIENZ, Dr Mariann, (Lady Pelham). Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  5. ^ Bienz, M (2006). "Bio-sketch for Oncogene Review Issue on Wnt signalling". Oncogene. 25 (57): 7441–7441. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1210062. ISSN 0950-9232. PMID 17143287.

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