Dr. Michaela Frye

University of Cambridge


Michaela Frye completed her PhD in Frankfurt/Main in Germany in 2000 studying the role of epithelial defensins in Cystic Fibrosis. In 2001, she joined Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) in London as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where she developed her fascination for the question how stem cells form and maintain adult tissues. In 2007, Michaela started her independent research group at the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. She received a CR-UK Career Development Fellowship in 2007 and a CR-UK Senior Fellowship and an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2013 to study how dysregulation of stem cell function contributes to human diseases and cancer.

At Future Medicine 2017 her Keynote will be about "Discovery of the Epitranscriptome: From RNA Chemistry to Translational Research"