29 Sep 2017 - Emmy Noether Grant for Christian Münch.

IBC2 group leader Christian Münch receives one of the prestigious Emmy Noether Grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

His project aims at deciphering the mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPRmt) in mammalian cells and will be funded with 2 Mio Euros for up to 5 years. Until now, the signaling network determining the UPRmt has remained largely elusive.

During his postdoctoral tenure at the Harper lab in Harvard, Christian provided novel insight into this important quality control mechanism, and discovered an entire new branch of the UPRmt controling mitochondrial translation. The funding granted by the DFG now allows him to independently develop his research in this field.