Yongguo Li Secures ERC Starting Grant

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The Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bonn is studying the lipid metabolism

Jun.- Yongguo Li - from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Univ
Jun.- Yongguo Li - from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Hospital Bonn. © Photo: Rolf Müller/University Hospital Bonn all images in original size .
Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) are awarded to outstanding researchers and are worth millions of euros in funding. Assistant Professor Yongguo Li from the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Bonn has now obtained a much-sought-after ERC Starting Grant. The researcher is investigating how the lipid metabolism can be influenced so as to "burn" as many calories as possible, thus opening up potential new ways to treat obesity and diabetes.

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