CRC 1182 Awards 2017
The CRC 1182 Young Investigator Award and the CRC 1182 Lynn Margulis Fund have been awarded.
Young Investigator Award
Once a year the CRC 1182 supports 2 junior researchers with each 15,000 €. The aim of the Young Investigator Award is to support on one hand the junior researchers of the CRC 1182 by providing them the possibility to develop their independent research project, on the other hand it is for the whole CRC 1182 the possibility to gain new scientific input and more connections within the research projects.
Martin T. Jahn, Phd student of the lab of Prof. Dr. Ute Hentschel Humeida at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Reseach GEOMAR, has been awarded for his proposed project “Implications of the virome on marine sponge holobionts”.
Dr. Simon Güllert, Postdoc of the lab of Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit at the Institute for General Microbiology at Kiel University, received the funding for his proposed project “Investigation of small RNAs potentially involved in trans-kingdom communication between bacterial Buchnera endosymbionts and pea aphid host.”
Lynn Margulis Fund
Dr. Cornelia Jaspers, Postdoc of the lab of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Reusch at he Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Reseach GEOMAR, received the funding for her proposed project “Influence of microbiota associations on host fitness: Can environmental tolerance and microbiota associations explain origin of invasive source populations?”, which she will conduct in close cooperation with her female scientist host Dr. Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.