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Ernst Hadorn Fellows

The Ernst Hadorn Foundation awards Transitional Fellowships in the University of Zurich since 2024.

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Nicola Galvanetto, PhD - Ernst Hadorn Fellow 2024

Nicola studied physics at the University of Padova and KU Leuven, and obtained a Ph.D. in biophysics and neurobiology at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Zurich, studying how disordered proteins move and interact with each other, contributing to the general goal of understanding why and how they are involved in some diseases. Thanks to the Ernst Hadorn Transitional Fellowship, Nicola will develop a spectroscopic technique to study how disordered proteins turn into toxic conformations involved in neurodegenerative diseases.


Ramona Weber, PhD - Ernst Hadorn Fellow 2024

Ramona Weber studied Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She obtained her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen in 2020. After completing her doctoral studies, she moved to the University of Zurich for her postdoctoral research. Currently, she is investigating how protein synthesis is dysregulated in cancer cells. Ramona Weber has been awarded the HFSP Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021 and the UZH Postdoc Grant in 2022. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanism behind translational dysregulation using marker-based CRISPR screens, transcriptome analysis, and ribosome profiling techniques. She is particularly interested in improving recent innovations in ribosome profiling sensitivity, enabling the detection of the translatome in single cells. This powerful method allows for the exploration of protein synthesis in complex tissues and rare cell types and has the potential for groundbreaking discoveries in the field of translational control.

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