Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Angelika Amon

Angelika Amon

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2015

Deceased on 29/10/2020

  • Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell biology
  • Cancer research



Selected Memberships:

  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Foreign Associate European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO

Selected Prizes:

  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
  • Alan T. Waterman Award
  • Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
  • National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology
  • Ernst Jung-Preis für Medizin

Selected Publications:

  • Tang, Y. C.; Williams, B. R.; Siegel, J. J.; Amon, A. (2011) Identification of aneuploidy-selective antiproliferation compounds. Cell, Bd. 144 (4), S. 499-512.
  • Williams, B. R.; Prabhu, V. R.; Hunter, K. E.; Glazier, C. M.; Whittaker, C. A. et al. [..] (2008) Aneuploidy affects proliferation and spontaneous immortalization in mammalian cells. Science, Bd. 322 (5902), S. 703-709.
  • Torres, E. M.; Sokolsky, T.; Tucker, C. M.; Chan, L. Y.; Boselli, M. et al. [..] (2007) Effects of aneuploidy on cellular physiology and cell division in haploid yeast. Science, Bd. 317 (5840), S. 916-924.
  • Visintin, R.; Craig, K.; Hwang, E. S.; Prinz, S.; Tyers, M. et al. [..] (1998) The phosphatase Cdc14 triggers mitotic exit by reversal of CDK-dependent phosphorylation. Molecular Cell, Bd. 2 (6), S. 709-718.
  • Visintin, R.; Prinz, S.; Amon, A. (1997) CDC20 and CDH1: A family of substrate-specific activators of APC-dependent proteolysis. Science, Bd. 278 (5337), S. 460-463.