At the MFPL, fostering talent is imperative. The five new professorships will encourage the researchers to continue their excellent research at the institute, and to pass on their knowledge to university students, the future generation of scientists.
The professorships perfectly reflect the great variety of topics researched here at the MFPL.
Verena Jantsch is now Professor of Eukaryote Genetics, focusing her research on meiosis, a specialized form of cell division.
Sascha Martens studies autophagy, the cell’s own recycling mechanism. He is now Professor of Membrane Biochemistry.
Isabella Moll investigates ribosome heterogeneity in bacteria and is now Professor of Molecular Bacteriology.
Kristin Tessmar-Raible, now Professor of Chronobiology, focuses her work on lunar periodicity and inner brain photoreceptors.
Bojan Zagrovic is appointed Professor of Molecular Biophysics, directing his research towards understanding the structure, dynamics and interactions of biomolecules.