Cristina Quesada Candela and Martin Xaver to our SFB community. Both were awarded VIP2 fellowships (https://training.vbc.ac.at/post-docs/vip2-post-doc-program/…).
Both are highly knowledgable meiosis researchers. Cristina will work with Verena Jantsch and Martin will be working with Joao Matos.
Our first retreat took place in Prein/Reichenau a.d. Rax in Gustav Ammerer’s mansion on May 17 & 18, 2022. We, the groupleaders, came together to refresh our ideas about our projects and organize the next steps for the consortium. Gustav’s hospitality and humor were inspiring, as always.
The atmosphere during the retreat can be perfectly summarized by Chris Campbell saying: “It has been a long time since I have been in such a scientifically stimulating environment…”
Meiosis is the key to heredity, fertility and commercial breeding.
Expanding on existing strengths
Austria hosts research groups with a long-standing interest in meiosis, chromosome dynamics, gametogenesis and evolution. Scientists in this SFB address scientific questions centered on different aspects of meiosis using a set of model systems and state-of-the-art technologies.
Bringing the idea to practice
All running projects require expertise that goes beyond that covered by each group. The joint know-how will enable the 9 participating groups to establish innovative approaches to explore challenging aspects of meiosis.