Nils Haep successfully applied for the "Einstein Kickbox - Advanced Scientists" grant of the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies (ECRT). The purpose of the grant is to provide start-up funding for interesting experimental projects in regenerative medicine. In his project, Nils is investigating the function of a cysteine-type endopeptidase and described mutations in the endopeptidase in hepatocytes using live-cell imaging and metabolomics. Through this preliminary work, he hopes to generate a hypothesis on the function of the endopeptidase and the underlying mechanism of the mutations. In the next step, he plans to develop a disease model for fatty liver from induced pluripotent stem cells.