Congratulations to Büsra and Hannes who successfully published their observations indicating that protein insertion into the ER is functionally conserved to the insertion mechanism in bacteria and mitochondria and adheres to similar topological principles. This is a huge success for both, the Herrmann lab and for STRESSistance. Well done!

The publication appeared in PLOS Biology, one of the leading journals in the life sciences area and was also accompanied by a primer to explain the significance of Büsra’s work in general terms.

Güngör B, Flohr T, Garg SG, Herrmann MJ (2022) The ER membrane complex (EMC) can functionally replace the Oxa1 insertase in mitochondria. PLOS Biology (Short Report), PLOS Biology (Primer)