The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded our spokesperson Professor Dr. Johannes Herrmann an ERC Advanced Grant, one of the most prestigious research grants worldwide. Hannes will receive around 2.35 million euros for five years to study how cells remain functional over a long period of time. The focus is on the molecular mechanisms of cellular quality control and the communication pathways by which the different parts of the cells can communicate problems to the cell nucleus. Disruptions in these processes lead to premature aging and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. We congratulate Hannes and wish him much success for this exciting project!

For further information, please visit the TUK press release (26/04/22).