University of Padova, Italy
Monika Fuxreiter obtained an MSc in 1993 and a PhD in Chemistry from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, in 1996, as well as a DSc in Biology from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Budapest, Hungary, in 2013. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, with Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick (1997-1998) and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City (1998-2000), USA. From 2000 to 2010, she was a senior scientist at the Institute of Enzymology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, before moving to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, as visiting scientist. In 2011, she joined the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, as a visiting scientist. From 2012, she was a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Since 2020, she is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Padova, Italy. Her research interests in IDPs are focused on protein complexes that retain a very high degree of disorder, the so-called fuzzy complexes as well as protein evolution, dynamics and the rewiring of regulatory protein networks. She supports our RTG as a Mercator Fellow in the RTG teaching program and will be highly involved in training our students in the fundamental principles of IDPs.