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Award from the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation for Excellent Young Scientist

27. January 2017

Funding award to Dr. Matthias Fischer is endowed with 100,000 euros


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The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation has honoured an excellent young Heidelberg-based scientist: The award, endowed with 100,000 euros in research funding, went to Dr. Matthias Fischer of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research. The foundation thereby recognises his pioneering research on virus-host interactions in eukaryotic cells. Dr. Fischer's investigations are focused on single-celled marine organisms. The award ceremony was held on 26 January 2017. Heidelberg University and the foundation cordially had invited the public to attend.

The foundation, established by researchers Prof. Dr. Chica Schaller and Prof. Dr. Heinz Schaller, has been supporting biomedical research in Heidelberg since 2000 through grants and an endowed professorship. The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation is particularly committed to setting up and financing the Schaller research groups that work at Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center. The award named for its two benefactors is one of the foundation’s major funding instruments and has been presented annually since 2005 to outstanding young researchers in Heidelberg.

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