About Anna Akhmanova
Anna Akhmanova was born in Moscow, Russia to a family of scientists. She attended Moscow State University, where she studied biology. In 1989, after graduating from Moscow State University, Anna left Russia to study abroad. In 1997 she received her PhD from the University of Nijmegen. She completed two postdoctoral projects, the first of which was at the University of Nijmegen, the second at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
In 2011, Akhmanova moved her research to Utrecht University. Together with Casper Hoogenraad she leads the research division Cell Biology, part of the Biology Department of the Faculty of Science. Her research is closely related to the strategic research theme Life Sciences of Utrecht University.
Prof. dr. Akhmanova has received a VIDI (2001), VICI and ERC Synergy Grant (2013) from NWO. She is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.