FSE researchers Clemens Mayer and Danny Incarnato have both been awarded a prestigious 2 million euro ERC Consolidator Grant.
Clemens Mayer focuses on protein evolution. Researchers in laboratories have been using targeted evolutionary techniques for years to develop enzymes. However, this process requires a tremendous amount of time and manpower. Through a so-called ‘continuous evolution approach’, this process can now be accomplished in a matter of days instead of months or years.
Danny Incarnato made a mark during the Covid pandemic. He and his team deciphered the complete structure of the RNA genome of SARS-CoV-2. He aims to utilise this knowledge to develop medications targeted at RNA.