Thomas F. Meyer wins a 2.5M EUR grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

A pre-cancerous tissue may cope better with persistent bacterial infections

We were awarded an advanced grant for the project “Metaplasia as an adaptive response to chronic microbial infections” on the role of bacterial infections in the development of human cancer. The prestigious 5-year-long advanced ERC grants, awarded to established investigators, have a success rate of ~10%. It is the first time that an awardee from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology receives this grant.
Read more about it here.

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