Professor Folma Buss
Folma Buss is a Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and the Director of Post Graduate Studies at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. She received her PhD in 1992 from the University of Bielefeld, Germany on studies into the regulation of actin filament dynamics. She did her postdoctoral training at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. In 2003 she was awarded a Welcome Trust Senior Fellowship and became a group leader at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Folma’s research is focused on understanding of the crucial roles played by myosin motor proteins in membrane trafficking and how these proteins are linked to pathological disorders such as cancer, inflammation and neurodegeneration.