Bayer Pharmaceuticals PhD Award 2021
Michael Ameismeier (Beckmann lab) was awarded the Bayer Pharmaceuticals PhD Award 2021 for his outstanding dissertation "Small ribosomal subunit complexes visualized by cryo-EM".
Within this project Michael worked closely together with people from the Beckmann group, as well as with Konstantin Sparrer, Ulrike Kutay and their lab members. For more information about the project refer to the publications "Structural basis for the final steps of human 40S ribosome maturation" and "Structural basis for translational shutdown and immune evasion by the Nsp1 protein of SARS-CoV-2".
For the fourteenth time, the (German) Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, GBM) awarded this prize to a young researcher for the best molecular biology doctoral thesis of the past year. The prize, which is funded by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, is endowed with 1,500 euros. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was held online. In addition, Prof. Patrick Cramer received the Otto Warburg Award and Prof. Christian Drosten the Eduard Buchner Award.