Transcription of the genome: molecular mechanism and cellular regulation

by Patrick Cramer

(Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Germany)

 16 May 2024 17:00

 Mendel Lectures take place in Mendel´s refectory in the Mendel Museum Brno

Patrick Cramer is the 9th President of the Max Planck Society. The chemist and structural and molecular biologist took over the position of President of the Max Planck Society on June 22, 2023 and has been elected for the term 2023 – 2029. 

Patrick Cramer has been a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society since 2014. Most recently he served as the Executive Director at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, the largest institute within the MPG. It was formed by a merger of two Göttingen institutes, the MPI for Experimental Medicine and the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, where Cramer held the position as Director of the Department of Molecular Biology for nine years. For his research on gene transcription he has received numerous awards, including the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the Ernst Jung Prize, and the Louis Jeantet Prize. Most recently, he was honoured with the prestigious Shaw Prize. Cramer is a member of the Leopoldina, the US National Academy of Sciences and the European Molecular Biology Organization. He is married and has two children.

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