December 22, 2021
The WWTF funds three teams of our SFB in Targeted Protein Degradation
This year’s Chemical Biology call within the WWTF Life Science Program invited scientists to submit a project at the interface of chemistry and biology. Projects should develop or apply innovative chemical methods to understand and modify biological systems.
In total, eight research teams were funded in this call. Amazingly, three of the funded research groups are also part of our SFB in Targeted Protein Degradation:
- Yasin Dagdas (GMI – Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Project: Decrypting ufmylation through chemical biology
Co-Principal Investigator: Elif Karagöz (Medical University of Vienna)
- Georg Winter (CeMM – Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Project: Chemical Reprogramming of Autophagy Receptors
Co-Principal Investigator: Sascha Martens (University of Vienna, Max Perutz Labs)
- Tim Clausen (IMP – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology)
Project: Using activity-based probes to study the mechanism and regulation of the giant E3 ligase Huwe1
Co-Principal Investigator: Noelia Urban (IMBA – Institute of Molecular Biotechnology)
Congratulations to Yasin, Elif, Georg, Sascha, Tim and Noelia!