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In accordance with the latest NRW government and University of Duisburg-Essen health and safelty regulations, BIOME lectures, seminars and retreats are once again gradually returning to physical events.

Venue admission is only for participants with either a negative Corona test not older than 24 h or proof of vaccination or proof of convalescence from a Covid-19 infection (3G). Please remember to bring documentation with you.

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12.05.2022 Research Training Group 2762 Doctoral Positions

Heterogeneity, Plasticity and Dynamics of the Response of Cancer Cells, Tumor and Normal Tissues to Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer. Our collaborative multidisciplinary approach represented by basic researchers, medical scientists and clinician scientists generates unique opportunities for creating synergies by enabling interactions and successful teamwork. With this strategy we expect a strong added value and a high potential for innovation in the emerging field of molecular personalisation in radiation oncology.

In doing so, the programme offers graduate students in the areas of biology, computational biology/bioinformatics and medicine the opportunity of obtaining a qualified multidisciplinary education and training in the basic, translational and clinical research aspects of the radiation sciences, precision medicine, and computational biology, as well as transferable professional and soft skills. The educational goal is to provide future basic and clinical scientists with the capability of addressing research questions related to radiation sciences in oncology in interdisciplinary research teams, to gain an understanding of biostatistics and data-driven or mechanistic computational modelling, and to establish a broad international network. Our comprehensive education will allow these scientists to advance the integration of biological insights from radiation sciences and precision cancer medicine into clinical concepts of radiation oncology in the future.

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09.05.2022 DFG Funding for Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer Research

In the fight against cancer, radiation treatment is still one of the most effective therapies. Despite medical progress, in the case of particularly aggressive or very extensive tumors, only a part of the growth can be effectively controlled by irradiation when the tumor lies under the protection of normal tissue. Furthermore, too little is known about why people respond differently to radiotherapy and why undesirable side effects occur.

Financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG), in the new Research Training Group 2762 "Heterogeneity, Plasticity and Dynamics of the Response of Cancer Cells, Tumor and Normal Tissues to Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer", researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Biology will be working closely together. They will further investigate the mechanisms of individual radiation sensitivity of various tumors and tissues. The group is headed by Prof. Verena Jendrossek, and the DFG is funding the project with around 7 million Euros, starting 1 October 2022.


19.11.2021 Medical Faculty's Hybrid Research Day

191 doctoral students took part on the 20th Day of Research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) on November 19 - a hybrid event this year, for the first time. The research was presented in slides, and interested audiences could watch the lectures live.

The Dean, Prof. Jan Buer, and two representatives from the Medical Student Council announced the poster winners of the day's presentations. “We have noticed in the past few months that there is hardly anything more important than medical research. What the participants learn on Research Day are wonderful tools for their later professions,” said the Dean, summarising the importance of the day for young scientists. “Hopefully, many of them will continue to be active in research.”

This year’s BIOME-affiliated poster prize winners included Nils Dieckmann, Lara Fehr, Lina Farhoumand, Malte Schappert, Jil Karutz, Lars Mohren, Dani Miteva, Stefanie Saoub, Gudrun Stolz, Dario Van Meenen, Andre van der Wurff, Lilo Valerie Burk, Nicole Barwinski, Zülal Cibir, Maren Bormann, Stefanie Egetemaier, Yulia Alejandra Flores Martinez, Julia Falkenstein, Ronja Schirrmann, Kai Robin Pfeifer, Philip Podschwadt, Jonas Schuhenn, Luisa Rajcsanyi, Simone Stupia, Philine Steinbach and Vivien Ullrich. Special mention should be made here of Anna-Lena Beerlage for the outstanding achievement of being awarded a poster prize for the second year in a row. Excellent work, and congratulations to all.


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The Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany has been founded to integrate all PhD and MD graduates within the Faculties of Biology and Medicine into a cutting-edge interdisciplinary study programme tailored to ensure that they receive an outstanding, globally focused academic education. Additionally, we have created an intramural umbrella organisation for the research foci through the erection of a synergetic framework between the research training groups (RTGs) and the BIOME thematic cores. The university’s internal drive to provide structures furthering soft skills, gender equality and family-oriented support additionally contributes to an excellent, all-round tertiary environment.

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