In times of the global corona crisis, science is highly active: It helps to develop diagnostic tests, therapies and vaccinations, to make prognoses about the future course of the pandemic, and how to deal with the societal consequences. In order to be able to react quickly to the challenges of the crisis and to collect research-relevant data in a timely manner, within one week WWTF launched the "COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding". More information on the projects is available here.
WWTF office provides answers to a few questions that might arise during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis:
Elly Tanaka from the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) receives the "Women in Science Award 2020". The award recognizes outstanding contributions by female researchers in the life sciences. The WWTF funds the current research project "Photochemical control of biohybrid matrices to reconstitute nervous system organization from three-dimensional neural organoids" by Elly Tanaka as part of the Life Sciences - Chemical Biology call.