© Hector Fellow Academy
1. February 2021
New Hector Fellow: Patrick Cramer

Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer receives the Hector Science Prize 2020

The Hector Founda­tion II thus honors Prof. Dr. Cramer’s ground­break­ing contri­bu­tions in the field of struc­tural biology. Among other things, he resolved the three-dimen­sional struc­ture of RNA polymerase II and discov­ered mecha­nisms under­ly­ing gene regula­tion at the origin of genes. More recently, he is working on the devel­op­ment of methods to visual­ize and function­ally analyze the transcrip­tion of a natural DNA template called chromatin. Prof. Dr. Cramer is direc­tor at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Biophys­i­cal Chemistry and honorary profes­sor at the Univer­sity of Göttingen.

By receiv­ing the Hector Science Prize, Prof. Dr. Cramer further­more joins the group of the now 25 Hector Fellows in the Hector Fellow Academy.