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Marie Curie Fellowships for IMP postdocs

19 Feb 2020

Three postdoctoral researchers of the IMP were awarded Marie Curie Fellowships: Laura Lorenzo Orts and Anastasia Chugunova, as well as Ulrich Hohmann, who does his postdoc jointly at IMP and IMBA.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships are highly competitive, and thus prestigious funds for postdoctoral researchers. Three such fellowships were now presented to young scientists who work at the IMP.

Laura Lorenzo Orts is a postdoc with Andrea Pauli. She seeks to understand the function of ribosomes in controlling translation during embryogenesis, using zebrafish as a model organism. Lorenzo Orts joined the IMP in 2019, after completing her PhD at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Anastasia Chugunova, too, is a postdoc in Andrea Pauli’s lab. She studies the activation of mitochondria during embryogenesis using zebrafish as a model system. Before joining the IMP last year, she did a PhD at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia.

Ulrich Hohmann is a joint postdoc in the labs of Clemens Plaschka and Julius Brennecke (IMBA). He studies the piRNA pathway, a small RNA-based genome immune system in animal gonads to safeguard genome integrity and fertility. Hohmann did his PhD at the University of Geneva in the lab of Michael Hothorn.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, of which the individual fellowships are one, support experienced researchers in their career, in particular by improving researcher’s mobility.