Patrick Cramer

Ernst Schering Preis 2019 for Patrick Cramer

Professor Patrick Cramer, who chairs the MDC’s Scientific Advisory Board and sits on its Supervisory Board, has received the Ernst Schering Prize for his pioneering research in biochemistry. The Board of Directors extends its warm congratulations and invites everyone to attend a public lecture by Cramer at BIMSB.

“Professor Patrick Cramer’s research has contributed to a basic understanding of transcription, the process in which DNA is read,” says Professor Thomas Sommer, interim Scientific Director  of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). This, according to Sommer, enables better research into diseases, such as cancer, in which this process is deregulated. “We would like to warmly congratulate Professor Cramer on receiving this special award for his work.”

Since 1992, the Schering Stiftung has been annually honoring scientists whose pioneering research has yielded new, inspiring models or led to fundamental shifts in biomedical knowledge. The Schering Prize is one of Germany’s most prestigious science prizes. Cramer has decoded the atomic structure of RNA polymerase and many of its complexes that play an important role in the transcription process. With his discoveries, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen has also contributed to the development of special analytical techniques.

Public lecture in Berlin-Mitte

Professor Cramer will give a lecture on his research at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) on September 25. The lecture, entitled “Mechanisms of transcription regulation,” is open to the public and will be held in English from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

September 25, 2019 – 2:00-3:30 p.m.
MDC Berlin-Mitte / BIMSB
Hannoversche Str. 28
10115 Berlin