ERC Consolidator Grant for Thomas Böttcher

The research team around Thomas Böttcher studies the chemistry of the interactions between phages and bacteria.

Thomas Böttcher, head of the Emmy Noether junior research group Biological Chemistry at the University of Konstanz, has now received an ERC Consolidator Grant to study which chemical factors control the transition of phages from a latent to an active state. Such substances might be used for the development of alternatives to antibiotics. From 2020 on, the research team will be provided a funding sum of around two million euros over five years.

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