ZMB DFG Research Training Groups
RTG 1949 Host-Pathogen Interaction
Infectious diseases are worldwide among the ten leading causes of mortality. Despite intensive research efforts effective therapies or prophylactic vaccines are available only for a limited number of pathogens. A detailed understanding of the pathomechanisms of infectious diseases is most important for the development of future therapeutic interventions. Traditionally, the host response to pathogens is divided into the innate and the adaptive immune response.
RTG 1431 Transcription, Chromatin Structure and DNA Repair in Development and Differentiation
The goal of GRK1431 is to understand how cells read the genetic information (DNA) and how they make it available for the development of a whole organism with different tissues and cell types.
In doing so, the program offers graduate students in the areas of biology, biochemistry and medicine the opportunity to obtain a qualified education in biomedical research.
RTG 1739 Molecular determinants of the cellular radiation response and their potential for response modulation
The aim of GRK 1739 is to achieve a better mechanistic understanding of the key molecules that determine the cellular response to ionizing radiation and thus radiation sensitivity with the goal of providing a scientific basis for effective response modulation.
In doing so, the program offers graduate students in the areas of biology, biochemistry and medicine the opportunity of obtaining a qualified multidisciplinary education and training in the basic, translational and clinical research aspects of the radiation sciences and biomedicine.
RTG 2098 Biomedicine of Sphingolipids
The past 25 years have completely changed our view of sphingolipids, which were previously considered to be primarily structural elements of cellular membranes. We now know that sphingolipids are central to many fundamental cellular processes. Very recent efforts have translated these insights into clinical applications directed at treating, for example, multiple sclerosis, cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, major depression, neuro-degenerative diseases, or macular degeneration.