5 questions for Hector Fellow Patrick Cramer
Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer receives Hector Science Award
Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer receives the Hector Science Prize 2020. The prize of the Hector Foundation has been awarded to outstanding professors in research and teaching in Germany since 2008. The Hector Foundation honors Prof. Dr. Cramer's ground-breaking contributions in the field of molecular biology. His research aims, among other things, to understand the function of molecular switches in human cells, which are responsible for switching genes on and off. Prof. Dr. Cramer has been director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen since 2014.
The discoveries he has made are partly thanks to his fascination with mechanisms that underlie living things. Thereby, it is of vital importance to combine different scientific disciplines, such as structural biology with functional genomics or bioinformatics.
We congratulate Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer for receiving the Hector Science Award and welcome him as a member in the Hector Fellow Academy.