Professor Sabine Werner is senator of the Helmholtz Association for the research field Health and Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Molecular Health Sciences at ETH Zurich.
Sabine Werner studied Biochemistry at the Universities of Tubingen and Munich. She earned her PhD in 1989 at the University of Munich (LMU), after having completed her dissertation at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. Following a short postdoctoral period at the same institute from 1989 to 1990, she moved to the University of California, San Francisco as a postdoctoral scientist from 1990 to 1992. She was then a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry from 1993 to 1999. From 1995 to 1999, she held an Associate Professorship of Biochemistry at the LMU, Munich, and in 1996, she obtained a Hermann and Lilly Schilling professorship of Medical Research. She has been Professor of Cell Biology at the ETH Zurich since February 1999.
Sabine Werner acts as reviewer for numerous research projects and is a member of various academic advisory boards and committees. She has been a member of the Leopoldina (German Academy of Sciences) since 2011 and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) since 2012. She became a member of the Swiss National Science Foundation's research council and executive committee in 2016.