Elke Ober is a developmental biologist and holds a Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen (Germany). After obtaining a PhD Elke pursued postdoctoral research at the University of California San Francisco in the USA until 2005. From 2005 to October 2013, Elke Ober was a program leader at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. Using zebrafish as a model system her research has focused on studying mechanisms that control the specification of liver progenitors form the foregut endoderm. In this work she has also focused on Wnt signaling in liver formation. A current research interest is to compare molecular mechanisms in liver development with mechanisms in regeneration.