Register and Research Repositories

The Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation funds individual, globally unique registers as an important research resource and a contribution to the investigation of, in some cases, rare diseases.
First Applications: Entry to scientific self-reliance

These are systematic collections of standard patient documentation on specific diseases, including the archiving of biopsy or other sample material. These materials are used again and again, e.g. when validating new biomarkers, and their importance often goes far beyond the original issues that were in the foreground when the register was compiled. External cooperation partners also use these libraries.

Current Actively Funded Registers

  • Prof. Dr. G.K. Stalla, Clinical Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich, Building of a national multi-center registry and biobank for acromegaly
  • Prof. Dr. M. Reincke, Medical Clinic, Endocrinology, LMU Innenstadt Munich, Cohort study Cushing Register – Improving early diagnostics and treatment monitoring
  • Prof. Dr. M. Reincke, Medical Clinic, Endocrinology, LMU Innenstadt Munich, Cohort study German Conn’s Register – Else Kröner Fresenius Hyperaldosteronism Register
  • PD Dr. C. Cohen, Dr. M.T. Lindenmeyer, European Renal cDNA Biopsy Bank, Zurich, The European Renal cDNA Biopsy Bank (ERCB): Multicenter study on the molecular analysis of renal diseases