Cells in Motion Junior Research Groups
By promoting junior research groups, we enable outstanding researchers to set up their own working groups and carry out independent research. In order to increase the number of women in leading research positions, we specifically support women researchers through the Gerty Cori Programme. The programme is named after Gerty Cori, an Austrian-American biochemist who did pioneering research into sugar metabolism. Working with her husband, she succeeded in identifying the D-glucose 1 phosphate, which is involved in many metabolic processes. In 1947 Gerty Cori was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.