Sara Annika Wickström

Group Leader (Max Planck Research Group)

Date and place of birth
1976, Finland


Scientific Career

2010-presentPaul Gerson Unna Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
2005-2010Postdoctoral research fellow (Sigrid Juselius Fellowship), Professor Reinhard Fässler, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
2004-2005Postdoctoral researcher, Professor Jorma Keski-Oja, Department of Pathology, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland
2001-2004Research Assistant of Cancer Biology, Department of Pathology, University of Helsinki, Finland


2004Ph.D. (Dr. Med. Sci), University of Helsinki, Finland Thesis "Endostatin in the regulation of endothelial cell - matrix interactions and pericellular proteolysis", approved with distinction (top 10%), 2004 thesis award
2001Licensed to practice by the National Board of Health, Finland
2001M.D., University of Helsinki, Finland


2005Academy of Finland Research Award
2005Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Fellowship
2005Finnish Cultural Foundation, Research Award
2004Biomedical Thesis Award (Award for the best biomedical thesis in 2004, awarded by the University of Helsinki, Finland)


2013-Editorial Board Member, Matrix Biology
2013-Editorial Board Member, Experimental Dermatology
2013-Executive Board Member, SFB 829
2012-Member of Young Collegium, Academy of Arts and Sciences North Rhein-Westphalia
2012-Council member, International Society for Matrix Biology