On 25th of October 2023, Lukas Schindler from Peter Schlögelhofer’s lab successfully defended his master thesis entitled “Studying the Architecture and Function of the Meiotic DNA Double Strand Break Core Complex of Arabidopsis thaliana”.
Lukas will also pursue his Ph.D. in the lab of Peter Schlögelhofer!
On the 8th of September 2023, Adrian Henggeler from the lab of Joao Matos successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on “Exploring the function of Holliday junctions during meiosis”.
On the 7th of September 2023, Jannik Hugener, who performed a joined Ph.D. thesis in the labs of Martin Pilhofer (ETH Zurich) and Joao Matos successfully defended his thesis on “ Visualization of macromolecular assemblies during gametogenesis by cryo-electron microscopy”.
Róbert Bodó and Jazmin Nagy recently joined the Matos lab, where they will conduct their master research projects!
The 1st SFB Meiosis annual retreat took place at Althof in Retz from September 18-20, 2023.
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…”
More fundamental knowledge to create more efficient electronics, more stable quantum computers, or to better understand the molecular mechanisms of heredity—the FWF’s “Special Research Programmes” programme enables teams at different research institutes to work together to investigate a central research question. The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is providing a total of €15 million in funding to four new Special Research Programmes, involving numerous teams from Austria and Germany. The aim is to promote further collaboration and closer networks among leading researchers.
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has awarded a special research programme (SFB) grant to six research groups from the Max Perutz Labs and scientists from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), the Institute for Science and Technology Austria (IST), and the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (JKU). The program is coordinated by Verena Jantsch and aims to gain novel mechanistic insights into the fundamental biological process of meiosis.
Koordination: Verena Jantsch-Plunger, Max Perutz Labs, Universität Wien
Forschungsnetzwerk: Universität Wien bzw. Max Perutz Labs (Christopher Campbell, Alexander Dammermann, Verena Jantsch-Plunger, Franz Klein, Joao Matos, Peter Schlögelhofer), Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, IMBA/ÖAW (Anton Goloborodko), Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Irene Tiemann-Boege), Institute of Science and Technology Austria, ISTA (Beatriz Vicoso)
Fördervolumen: 3,7 Millionen Euro | vier Jahre Laufzeit