16 December 2020

Eva Kummer joins CPR as a group leader in 2021


CPR has recruited a new group leader to the Protein Structure and Function Program. The goal is to reinforce the research program and further strengthen internal synergies at CPR.

In an effort to reinforce the Protein Structure and Function Program at CPR, the program has recruited a new group leader. Current postdoc at ETH Zurich, Eva Kummer, will join the program in 2021 and lead the new research group focused on mitochondrial genome maintenance.

Program director Guillermo Montoya is very satisfied with the recruitment of Eva Kummer as the new group leader:

“Eva´s cutting-edge research in protein translation immediately called the attention of the recruitment committee. In addition, her innovative and attractive research proposal aligns well with CPR’s overall strategy. Eva’s group will focus on different aspects of genome maintenance in mitochondria, a topic with many possible synergies at CPR. We are looking forward to welcome Eva at CPR,” says Guillermo Montoya.  

Eva Kummer has been selected from a field of 48 applicants from institutions all over the world. She did her PhD and first postdoc at University of Heidelberg and is currently a postdoc at ETH Zurich in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics.

When joining CPR on 1 April 2021 Eva Kummer will become associate professor and group leader and continue her mechanistic studies on mitochondria genome maintenance using cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy). She will build her group upon arrival.