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Stefan Ameres

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Stefan L. Ameres earned his Master’s degree in Biology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), and his PhD degree at the University of Vienna (Austria). In his award-winning PhD thesis, he reported the first in-depth enzymatic characterization of the human RNA interference effector complex. After his postdoctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA, USA), he joined IMBA as a group leader in 2012. For his innovative studies on fundamental biological mechanisms of gene regulation, Stefan Ameres received several awards, including the Houska Award and the Research Award for Young Scientists (Austrian Assoc. for Genetics and Genetechnology), and he obtained a Starting and Proof-of-Concept grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and a START grant from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He is member of the EMBO Young Investigator Program and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Young Academy).