Spearheading the study of infectious diseases
New centre for structural systems biology kicks off in Hamburg
Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg, has been appointed founding director of the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB). At this interdisciplinary research centre, biologists, physicists and physicians will join forces, bringing together state-of-the-art structural biology, infection biology and systems biology approaches to investigate infectious diseases.
Following a two-year preparatory phase, the CSSB scientific committee, which comprises representatives from each of the nine partner institutions, was established on 10 January. The centre is expected to employ almost 200 researchers, and will be housed in a dedicated building currently under construction on the DESY campus in Hamburg, Germany.