Martin Beck, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt and one of the PI’s of SFB project 20, has received one of the highly prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
He earned the grant for his research proposal aiming to address the mechanical properties of nuclear pore complexes. The funded project involves the investigation of huge pores in the nuclear membranes of eukaryotic cells.

Having already been funded twice by the ERC in his early career, this is his third time being awarded an ERC grant.