Anna Akhmanova

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.S.
Main position Hoogleraar UU
Disciplines Life sciences
  Histology, cell biology
  Educational theory
Chair Cellulaire dynamica
Division Science Division
Section Biology Section
Membership Member
Since 2015
Chair of Jury Academy Education Prize
Member of Science Committee NIN-KNAW
Employed by Utrecht University, Faculty of Science
Department of Biology, Division of Cell Biology, Room O503
Postbus 80124
3508 TC Utrecht
tel.  030 253 2328
Personal website

Anna Akhmanova (born in 1967) has carried out highly creative research on the cell biology of the cytoskeleton. She uses ultramodern technologies to look inside cells, in particular to track the movement of cellular components and to examine the infrastructure needed in cells to transport information and materials. Disruption of transport in cells can lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Akhmanova’s research on the internal organisation of the cell has won her international acclaim.