Benedikt Beckmann

Group leader infection biology and RNA biochemistry

Humboldt University

Bene Beckmann is trained as molecular biologist. He specialised in RNA biology which he studied in bacteria, yeast and human cells. During his postdoctoral work at the EMBL Heidelberg, Bene developed the RNA interactome capture technique in yeast which lead to the discovery of hundreds of novel RNA-binding proteins. Since 2014, he is an independent group leader at the Humboldt University Berlin. The focus of his research is to understand the role of RNA-protein complexes in bacterial infection. At the moment, he is characterising bacterial extracellular vesicles and how RNA and proteins in the vesicles are delivered to human cells. .


  • RNA biology
  • Biotechnology of extracellular vesicles
  • Cross-species interactions between bacteria and humans


  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2010

    Philipps University Marburg

  • Diploma (Biology), 2006

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz