Heineman Project Grants 2022-2025
Two new research projects funded by the Heineman Stiftung further strenghten the German-Israeli scientific cooperation
At its online meeting in early May 2022, the Board of Directors of the Minna-James-Heineman-Stiftung awarded two prestigious Heineman Grants to four outstanding young scientists from the Max Planck Society and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Until 2025, the two Heineman Grants will fund two research projects, one of which will be carried out by a German Principal Investigator together with an Israeli collaborator and the other by an Israeli Principal Investigator and a German collaborator.
Heineman Grant Projects 2022-2025:
Dr. Dr. Matthew Kraushar of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (Berlin, Germany) and Dr. Yonatan Stelzer of the Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) are investigating “How protein synthesis wires the brain – from circuits to single cells”.
Dr. Ori Avinoam of the Department of Biomolecular Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) and Dr. Alexander von Appen of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Genetics (Dresden, Germany) are working on “The role of membraneless condensates in membrane fusion”.
About the Heineman Grant
The Minna-James-Heineman-Stiftung allocates every three to four years two research grants to young, highly qualified and talented scientists in the areas of biology, medicine and biomedical research at Max Planck Institutes and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The grants are devoted to strengthening German-Israeli cooperation in general and specifically between Max Planck Institutes and the Weizmann Institute of Science in scientifically promising and innovative research areas which are geared towards the future. The programme is managed by the Minerva Stiftung.