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Priority programme "Membrane envelope of virus particles and cellular structures"

The Senate of the German Research Foundation has funded the “Membrane envelope of virus particles and cellular structures” priority programme since 2005 and invites applications for the second, and final, three-year funding period.

The goal of the priority programme is to enable comparative analyses of viral envelopes and the cellular structure on different cell membranes by combining virological and cell-biological expertise in order to clarify fundamental molecular mechanisms of reorganisation processes on membranes. It is expected that the understanding of the molecular mechanisms will provide basic insights into the intracellular membrane coating as well as lead to the identification of new target structures for therapies. An important aspect of the programme is the application of new technologies that are not yet widely available, for the study of membrane envelopes. The membrane systems to be investigated are the nuclear membrane, membranes of the trans Golgi network (TGN), endosomal membranes and plasma membranes.

The projects should preferably be carried out on an interdisciplinary basis, hence the programme is mainly aimed at scientists working in the fields of virology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology.

Applications, written in English, must be submitted to DFG by 31st March 2008, using the keyword “SPP 1175”. The evaluation will take place at the same time as a colloquium to be held in Heidelberg in June 2008.

Source: DFG - 30.01.2008

Further information:
Scientific Coordinator
Professor Dr. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
University of Heidelberg
Department of Virology
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg

Information for applicants
Dr. Andreas Strecker
Tel. +49 228 885-2530
Website address: https://www.gesundheitsindustrie-bw.de/en/article/press-release/priority-programme-membrane-envelope-of-virus-particles-and-cellular-structures