• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich

Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Hector Fellow since 2008

Doris Wedlich is Professor of Zoology and Head of Division at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In the latter function she is responsible for research, teaching and innovation in the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry and process engineering.

In her research, she has mainly focused on the molecular understanding of cell migration with a special focus on the cross-regulation of Wnt-signaling and cell adhesion. Her team provided important contributions to the functions and mechanisms of the canonical Wnt pathway. Today, its activation via mutation is a reliable indicator for colon carcinogenesis.

Doris Wedlich was awarded the Merckle Research Prize and the Baden-Württemberg Research Prize for her research. She is a member of the Council of the Research Data Alliance, a global operating organization for the protection and free use of scientific data, and was a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities from 2012 to 2018.

Research fields

Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Signal transduction
  • Cell migration
  • Cell adhesion tumor research