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Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums Bonn, Prof. Dr. Franziska Geiser

Social Phobia Research: Understanding phenotypic dimensions and the genetic architecture of social anxiety disorder

Institution: Centre for Human Genetics, University of Marburg
Applicant: Dr. Andreas Förstner
EKFS funding line: first application

Brain functional connectivity

A dimensional psychiatry approach to eating disorders using machine learning techniques on structural and functional neuroimaging data from multicenter studies.

Institution: University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden/ TU-Dresden
Applicant: Dr. Fabio Bernardoni
EKFS funding line: first application

Distribution and interaction of lymphocytes in a Peyer’s Patch

Analysing the interplay of aberrant cytokine-producing B cells, T cells and plasma cells during colitis development

Institution: Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Institut für Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie
Applicant: Selina J. Keppler
EKFS funding line: first application

The CRISPR/Cas-based gene therapy will be tested in human iPS cell-derived heart muscle.

Preclinical evaluation of CRISPR/Cas-based gene therapy in the human heart muscle

Institution: University Medical Center Göttingen, Stem Cell Unit
Applicant: Dr. Lukas Cyganek
EKFS funding line: first application

Alessandro Ori, PhD

Identification and functional validation of the proteome changes influencing the decline of the intestinal epithelium in aging

Institution: Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)
Applicant: Alessandro Ori
EKFS funding line: first application

Creation of atrial equipotential lines for termination of atrial fibrillation

Neue Behandlungsstrategie von Vorhofflimmern und atrialen Arrhythmien mittels Vorhoftätowierung

Insitution: University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Cardiology
Applicant: PD Dr. med. Constanze Schmidt
EKFS-Förderlinie: first application

Teaching session for the application of CPAP in the delivery room

Use of different CPAP-levels in the delivery room and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in very preterm infants – a randomized multicenter trial

Institutions: Department of General Pediatrics & Neonatology, Center for Pediatrics and Youth Medicine, Justus Liebig University of Giessen
Applicant: Dr. Markus Waitz
EKFS funding line: first application

Thanks to the support of the EKFS, mothers in Niger are trained to measure the circumference of their children's upper arms with the help of a colored gauge and thus to recognize malnutrition themselves at an early stage.

Reduction of mortality and acute severe malnutrition in children in northern Niger

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC) Deutschland
Partner country: Niger
Partner organisation in partner country: IRC

Im Frühjahr und Sommer dieses Jahres wird dank der finanziellen Unterstützung der EKFS eine neue und erste Abteilung für Kinder Kieferorthopädie eröffnet und ein Ausbildungskonzept umgesetzt.

Entwicklung der Behandlungsmöglichkeiten für Kinder mit Lippen- Kiefer- und Gaumenspalten in Tadschikistan

Organisation: Vision-teilen, Projektbereich Tadschikistan: TajikAid
Partner country: Tadschikistan