Prof. Dr. Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego, University Medical Center (Photo: MBExC) Figure: 3D rendering of a cryo-electron tomogram of a peripheral nerve. (Reproduced from

European funding for Rubén Fernández Busnadiego

Rubén Fernández Busnadiego, expert in cryo-electron microscopy at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and member of the MBExC received a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC supports his research project ”In situ structural basis of human axonopathies“ (“cryoNERVE“) over five years with a total of around 2 million euros. The aim of his research project is to extend the potential of cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) to image native nerve tissue at unprecedented resolution. This is necessary to analyze in detail the processes leading to the development of human axonopathies, such as hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT).

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