Mariann Bienz

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Mariann Bienz
Alma materUniversity of Zurich
Hugh Pelham (m. 1996)
Scientific career
InstitutionsLaboratory 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[citation needed] and has been a Group Leader of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division since 2008.[3][4]


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[edit]

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She lists her recreations in Who's Who as music and mountain walking.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]


  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. ^ "Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division".
  4. ^ "Mariann Bienze Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  5. ^ Staff. "Dr Mariann Bienz Authorised Biography – Debrett's People of Today, Dr Mariann Bienz Profile". Debrett's. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  6. ^ "BIENZ, Dr Mariann, (Lady Pelham)". Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  7. ^ 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.