DFG Collaborative Research Center 1551

Polymer Concepts in Cellular Function

Collaborative Research Centres (CRCs) are long-term university-based research institutions, established for up to 12 years, in which researchers work together within a multidisciplinary research programme.

The goal of the CRC "Polymer Concepts in Cellular Function" is to transfer concepts from chemically synthesized polymers to biological molecules. The scientists want to gain a better understanding of processes in our body and their disruption in diseases to provide a basis for the development of new drugs.

Through the International Max Planck Research School on Cellular Biophysics, the MPI of Biophysics has already established a successful collaboration with several research groups at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, including the group of Edward Lemke, the spokesperson of the new CRC. The collaborative project on biopolymer research will strengthen and further expand the cooperation with Mainz – through the contribution of the MPI for Polymer Research also within the Max Planck Society. The excellent team is completed by the University of Stuttgart as another renowned partner.

CRC 1551 Key Data

Coordinating Institution: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Edward Lemke

Funding Period: since 2023

Link to CRC Website

Link to DFG GEPRIS Data Base

Project Conducted at the MPI of Biophysics

Investigator: Eugene Kim
Term: 2023–2027 more
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