Dr. Susana Minguet García, scientist of the CRC 1160 (B01), will receive a Heisenberg Professorship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for Synthetic Immunology on April 1, 2023. The Professorship is based at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Freiburg. The DFG is also providing around 400,000 Euros in funding for her research into understanding the mechanisms that regulate the activation of T cells. Minguet García is planning to apply this knowledge to contribute to the development of new immunotherapies against cancer and other therapeutic approaches to treat autoimmune diseases and immunopathologies. The DFG funding of the Heisenberg Professorship runs for up to five years and, after a positive interim review, is linked to a permanent professorship at the Faculty of Biology.
Congratulations, Susana! We are very proud of you and more than happy to have you as scientist and board member in the CRC 1160.