Group Projects

The Faculty of Medicine is involved in all three Excellence projects at Kiel University. In addition, scientists are also conducting the top-level biomedical research in countless working groups, projects and both national and international collaborations.

Clusters of Excellence

Cluster of Excellence - "Inflammation at Interfaces"

As a joint undertaking of the universities in Kiel and Lübeck, in collaboration with the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, the Research Center Borstel and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, as well as the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been supporting the "Inflammation at Interfaces" Cluster of Excellence since the start of the 2007 Excellence Initiative in the investigation of inflammatory diseases.

"Inflammation at Interfaces"

Cluster of Excellence - "The Future Ocean"

200 researchers who are members of the Kiel Marine Scientists Network, with the participation of seven faculties at Kiel University, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, investigate changes in the ocean for global, sustainable management of the oceans and marine resources since the start of the 2007 Excellence Initiative.

"The Future Ocean"

Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) and Transregios

CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation: Human-environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies

Applicant Institution: CAU
Speaker: Prof. Johannes Müller
Funding: 2016 - 2020

Link to CRC 1266

 

CRC 1261 - Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics

Applicant Institution: CAU
Speaker: Prof. Eckhard Quandt
Funding: 2016 - 2020

Link to CRC 1261
 

CRC 1182 - Origin and Function of Metaorganisms

Applicant Institution: CAU
Speaker: Prof. Thomas Bosch
Funding: 2016 - 2020

Link to CRC 1182

 

CRC 877 - Proteolysis as a regulatory event in pathophysiology

Applicant Institution: CAU
Speaker: Prof. Stefan Rose-John
Funding: 2010 - 2018

Link to CRC 877 

 

CRC 841 - Liver inflammation: infection, immune regulation and consequences

Applicant Institution: Universität Hamburg, CAU participating university
Funding: 2010 - 2021

Link to CRC 841

 

CRC 654 - Plasticity and Sleep

Applicant Institution: Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, CAU participating university
Funding: 2005 - 2017

Link to CRC 654

Deutsche Zentren der Gesundheitsforschung

The Faculty of Medicine is participating in two of the six Deutsche Zentren der Gesundheitsforschung (DZG - German Centres for Health Research):

Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK - German Centre for Cardiovascular Research)

Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL - German Centre for Pulmonary Research)

The Federal Government set up the DZG as a new research network in 2011. The centres offer optimum research conditions for combating endemic diseases. With these key ideas the centres are the centrepiece of the Federal Government's framework programme for health research. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing approx. 700 million Euros until 2015 to establish the DZG centres.

In total there are six DZG (German Centres for Health Research):

  • Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetes (German Centre for Diabetes)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (German Centre for Infection Research)
  • Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung (German Consortium for Translational Cancer Research)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (German Centre for Pulmonary Research)

National and International Group Projects

DFG Group Projects

  • SPP 1710: Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in cellular physiology
    Sub-project: Protein-disulfide isomerase: the decisive off-switch of a disintegrin and metalloprotease-17
    Dr. Inken Lorenzen, Institute of Biochemistry
    Funding time frame: April 2014 - March 2017
     
  • SPP 1580: Intracellular compartments as places of pathogenhost-interactions
    Sub-project: Lysosomal Membrane Proteins and their Roles in Phagosome Maturation
    Prof. Paul Saftig, Institute of Biochemistry
    Funding time frame: August 2014 - September 2018
     
  • FOR 2715: Epileptogenesis of genetic epilepsies 
    Sub-project: Genetische Mechanismen epileptischer Enzephalopathien
    Prof. Ingo Helbig, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine II
    Funding time frame: 2017- 2020
     
  • FOR 2625: Mechanisms of Lysosomal Homeostasis
    Sub-project: Deciphering the physiological roles of the lysosomal phosphatidylinositol- 4,5-bisphosphate 4-phosphatases TMEM55A and TMEM55B
    Prof. Paul Saftig, PD Dr. Markus Damme, Institute of Biochemistry
    Funding time frame: August 2017 - July 2020
     
  • FOR 2518: Funktionale Dynamik von Ionenkanälen und Transportern - DynIon
    Sub-project: The role of selectivity filter ion occupancy in voltage gating and inactivation gating in potassium channels
    Prof. Thomas Baukrowitz, Institute of Phsyiology
    Funding time frame: January 2017 - December 2019
     
  • FOR 2093: Memristive Devices for Neural Systems 
    Sub-project: Translational modelling of memristive learning
    Prof. Thorsten Bartsch, Department of Neurology
    Funding time frame: 2014 - 2020
     
  • FOR 2107: Neurobiologie affektiver Störungen - Eine translationale Perspektive auf Gehirnstruktur und -funktion
    Sub-project: Multimodal Cross-Disorder Biotype Identification and Multimethod Data Analytic Support
    Prof. Astrid Dempfle, Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics
    Funding time frame: 2014 - 2020
     
  • FOR 2143: Interneuron Synpatic Plasticity
    Sub-project: Functional relevance of interneuron plasticity in the dentate gyrus 
    Prof. Peer Wulff, Institute of Phsyiology (Speaker)
    Funding time frame: January 2014 - December 2017
     

BMBF Group Projects

  • AgeWell.de – Eine multizentrische cluster-randomisierte kontrollierte Multikomponenten-Interventionsstudie zur Prävention kognitiver Abbauprozesse bei älteren Hausarztpatienten
    Prof. Hanna Kaduszkiewicz
    Förderzeitraum: August 2017 - July 2021
     
  • SysInflame - A Systems Approach to Chronic Inflammatory Disease
    Prof. Stefan Schreiber/Prof. Philip Rosenstiel, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
    Funding time frame: February 2017 - January 2020
     
  • Netzwork for neuronal Ceriod-neuronal lipofuscinosis (NCL2TREAT)
    Sub-project: Development of a therapeutic correction of the autophagocytic flux in an NCL model via preclinical an enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant Cathepsin-D 
    Prof. Paul Saftig, Institute of Biochmistry
    Funding time frame: February 2016 - January 2019
     
  • SYMBOL-HF (Junior research alliances in systems medicine)
    Prof. Derk Frank, Medical Department III, cardiology
    Funding time frame: April 2015 - March 2019
  • e.Med: Modul II, MMML-Demonstators - Molekulare Mechanismen in Malignen Lym-phomen - Teilprojekt D
    Prof. Wolfram Klapper, Department of Hematopathology
    Funding time frame: March 2015 - December 2018
  • InTraSig: Development of a personalized anti-inflammatory treatment for inhibition of interleukin-6 signalling
    Prof. Stefan Rose-John, Institute of Biochemistry
    Funding time frame: September 2014 - August 2017
     
  • Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of citizen science in the healthcare sector
    Prof. Alena Buyx, Institute of Experimental Medicine
    Funding time frame: April  2014 - March 2017
     
  • The National Cohort (NaKo)
    Prof. Wolfgang Lieb, Institute of Epidemiology
    Funding time frame: May 2013 - April 2018
     
  • Innovative Imaging & Intervention in early AMD (I-cube)
    Prof. Johann Roider, Department of Ophthalmology
    Funding time frame: March 2013 - February 2017
     
  • Deutsches Epigenom Projekt (DEEP - German Epigenome Project), part of the International Human Epigenome Consortium (IHEC)
    Prof. Philip Rosenstiel, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
    Funding time frame: September 2012 - August 2017
     
  • BioAsset: Individualisierte Beurteilung und Behandlung von Osteoporose auf biome-chanischer Grundlage; Mikrostruktur( TP4), Materialeigenschaften( TP5) und Diagnos-tik( TP6)
    Prof. Claus Glüer, Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology
    Funding time frame: July 2010 - June 2019

EU Projects