Dr Heidi Olzscha

Celgene Fellow at the Department of Oncology and Fulford Junior Research Fellow in Medicine at Somerville College


Dr Olzscha investigates how small protein tags, known as post-translational modifications, change the structure and interaction of proteins.  This has implications for drug development in cancer, but also neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.


  • Oncology
  • Epigenetics of cancer
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Drug development
  • Personalised medicine
  • Biomedicine
  • Ageing
  • Biomarkers

Media experience

Dr Olzscha has experience of print media and has presented her research in video interviews.


English and German