Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for Jinghui Liu

A postdoctoral researcher at the MPI-CBG and PoL has received a prestigious fellowship to study electrical environmental changes in damaged tissues.

A woman is smiling and facing the camera outside of the MPI-CBG, the photo is taken from the waist up, and she is wearing glasses.
Jinghui Liu © Katrin Boes / MPI-CBG

Postdoctoral researcher Jinghui Liu, in the research group of Rita Mateus at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at the TU Dresden, received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project “Electrical signaling and growth control in zebrafish fin regeneration.” The MSCA fellowship is part of Horizon Europe, the European Union’s flagship funding program for research and innovation. The European Commission awarded 260 million euros to 1,249 post-doctoral researchers to work at top universities, research centers, private and public organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises. The European Research Executive Agency received 8,039 applications for this call, of which 15.8% were selected for funding.

Jinghui explains: “In my project, I want to uncover the dynamic electrical environmental changes that cells are exposed to upon organ damage and how these can be coupled with biochemical signaling towards the start of proliferation. By working with the regenerating zebrafish larval fin as a model, my goal is to establish quantitative approaches across length and time scales that can have a broad impact in the emerging field of bioelectricity. This is a highly interdisciplinary project that relies on strong interactions with, amongst others, the research group of Frank Julicher at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.”

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and wishing to acquire new skills through advanced training and international, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral mobility. The funding supports researchers ready to pursue frontier research and innovation projects in Europe and worldwide, including in the non-academic sector.

Congratulations, Jinghui!

Read the official award announcement of the European Commission.