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