IGC receives EMBO fellowship

Hannah Heil

Hannah Heil, is from Germany and a microscopy developer with a passion for biology. Arrived at IGC, in January 2021, to strengthen Ricardo Henriques´s team in the Optical Cell Biology lab and was awarded with an EMBO long-term fellowship. This fellowship will allow her to “work on deciphering the role of different viral entry routes in the success of HIV infection by automated and intelligent super-resolution microscopy.”

With a background in biophysics and microscopy development, to Hannah “becoming part of the EMBO family is a great opportunity for me to get into contact with a diverse network of biologist and to learn where I can contribute to their science with my special set of expertise.”

Hannah is especially fascinated by host-pathogen interactions and how pathogens like HIV hijack the cellular mechanisms to enter and replicate.  The 2-year fellowship will allow Hanna to “establish automated and intelligent super-resolution microscopy to study host pathogen interactions.”

The EMBO long-term fellowship fund excellent postdoctoral researchers to carry out basic research in life sciences in laboratories throughout Europe and across the world for a period of up to two years. International exchange is a key requirement for EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships, which also support the career development of the fellows through leadership courses and networking opportunities. Since 2015, the overall success rate for the EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowships at IGC has been around 15%.