Investigating Parkinson’s through the lens of autophagy - ASAP grant for Sascha Martens

Microscopy picture of cortical neurons with autophagic structures labelled in green and red. (c) Sascha Martens, Max Perutz Labs

The Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s Initiative (ASAP) has awarded a grant to Sascha Martens’ group and scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University and MPI for Biophysics in Frankfurt. The project is coordinated by James Hurley from the University of California Berkeley. The project is endowed with USD 7.000.000 and will reveal the mechanisms of mitophagy and its involvement in Parkinson’s Disease.

Learn more about the project here.