Rumiana Dimova obtained her Ph.D. at Bordeaux University (France) in 1999. Afterward she joined the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as a postdoctoral fellow, where she became a group leader in 2000. Since then she leads the Biomembrane lab in the Department of Theory and BioSystems. Her main research interests are in the field of membrane biophysics. In 2014, she was awarded with the EPS Emmy Noether distinction for women in physics.