Melina Schuh's team, in collaboration with colleagues, developed a new model system for studying early embryonic development. With the help of this system, they discovered that the process in which genetic material from each parent combines immediately after fertilization is remarkably inefficient.
The ERC awarded 2.4 million euros for the next five years to Marina Bennati. With the help of this funding, the physical chemist wants to combine and improve two methods: nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance spectroscopy.
With Jäckle’s election, the Academy recognizes the outstanding scientific achievements of the emeritus director at the institute. His basic research using the fruit fly model brought new insights on the general understanding of genes and molecular mechanisms that control organ formation and energy metabolism.
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