Hector Fellow since 2020Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer
Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer
Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen site
Patrick Cramer is director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences and honorary professor at the University of Göttingen.
He studies macromolecular complexes of the nucleus and functional genomics of gene regulation. He is one of the world's leading experts on the mechanisms of gene transcription in eukaryotic cells. He resolved the three-dimensional structure of RNA polymerase II, discovered mechanisms underlying gene regulation at the origin of genes and developed methods to track the metabolism of mRNA in cells. More recently, he is working on the development of methods to visualize and functionally analyze the transcription of a natural DNA template called chromatin.
Patrick Cramer has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Ernst Schering Prize, the Ernst Jung Prize, the Otto Warburg Medal and the Federal Cross of Merit.
Hector Science Award goes to Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer
Hector Science Award Winner 2020
Patrick Cramer has been awarded the DFG's Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the Ernst Schering Prize, the Ernst Jung Prize, the Otto Warburg Medal and the Federal Cross of Merit, among others.