Carsten Grashoff Receives Leopoldina Early Career Award
The award recognizes Grashoff for his research in the field of mechanobiology. According to the Academy, his method of analyzing molecular force transmission is now used in many laboratories worldwide. It is particularly significant because Grashoff was the first to study and visualize nanoscale mechanical forces that affect individual proteins in the cellular context. The method makes it possible to investigate molecular processes that are responsible for the conversion of mechanical stimuli into biological responses and therefore play an important role in numerous biological processes. Since 2011 Grashoff is heading the research group “Molecular Mechanotransduction” at the MPIB, where he studies cellular force transmission mechanisms.