To the edge of life, and back again

1.3 Mio. Euro VW-grant for joint interdisciplinary proposal

Vasily Zaburdaev (MPI-PKS), Simon Alberti (MPI-CBG), Teymuras Kurzchalia (MPI-CBG) and Jochen Guck (BIOTEC, TU Dresden) receive a 1.3 million Euro grant from the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung). The joint project focuses on the underlying biological, chemical, and physical mechanisms of cell dormancy - when cells enter into a kind of stand-by mode.


This grant is part of the funding initiative "Life? – A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life” of the Volkswagen Foundation, which supports outstanding projects at the interface between natural and life sciences investigating the principles of life.

On the photo from left to right: Vasily Zaburdaev, Teymuras Kurzchalia, Jochen Guck, Simon Alberti