Johannes Huppa of the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology was granted 800.000 EUR by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) for his project „Mechanical Forces in T-Cell Antigen Recognition“.
Together with his long-term scientific partner Gerhard Schütz from the Vienna University of Technology, Dr. Huppa succeeded within the WWTF Life Sciences Call „New Ventures Beyond Established Frontiers“ against 123 competing labs and was selected for one of the seven highly sought after research grants.
The WWTF “Life Science Call“ supports interdisciplinary research in biology, bio- and pharmaceutical technology, medicine and veterinary medicine, which targets molecular mechanisms and factors that are either relevant in human health and disease or the maintenance our biosphere. This also includes the development of novel appropriate scientific methods. Funding is provided for four years.
Johannes Huppa, a German and US citizen, studied biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin. For his diploma and doctoral thesis he moved to Boston to work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. He continued his studies at Stanford University Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow and Research Associate. Since 2012, he holds an Assistant Professor position at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology in Vienna.
Dr. Huppa authored and co-authored several high impact publications in the field of T-cell antigen recognition. He obtained numerous fellowships and grants from renowned institutions, has been an invited to speak at many conferences and symposia and routinely peer-reviews manuscripts for highly visible journals.
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