Currently funded projects

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Nonmuscle actin filaments in health and disease

Institution: Institute of Clinical Genetics University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technische Universität Dresden
Applicant: PD Dr. med. habil. Nataliya Di Donato
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium


Non-invasive brain stimulation of the posteroparietal cortex – a novel approach to enhance motor recovery after stroke?

Institution: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dept. of Neurology
Applicant: PD Dr. Robert Schulz
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium

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Maternal and child health care for displaced persons on the Thai-Myanmar border

Organisation: Malteser International
Partner country: Thailand

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“Genetic and epigenetic architecture of multiple system atrophy brains”

Institution: Klinik für Neurologie mit Klinischer Neurophysiologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hauptantragstellerin: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Franziska Hopfner
EKFS-Förderlinie: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium


The role of melanin in biofilm and hyphal formation processes of pathogenic melanized-fungi

Institution: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen
Applicant: Lisa Kirchhoff
EKFS funding line: First Application

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Phase I clinical trial of intracranial injection of CAR-engineered NK cells in patients with recurrent HER2-positive glioblastoma

Institution: Georg-Speyer-Haus, Institut für Tumorbiologie und experimentelle Therapie, Frankfurt am Main
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Winfried Wels

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Dissecting the human T cell receptor-epitope interaction landscape through artificial intelligence guided analysis of antigen-specific T cell responses after yellow fever vaccination

Institution: Mikrobiologisches Institut - Klinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen und Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg
Applicant: Dr. Kilian Schober
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

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Tuberculosis Project in Howrah/ Kolkata

Organisation: German Doctors e.V.
Partner country: India
Partner organisation in partner country: Bantra St. Thomas Home; Kajla Janakalyan Samity

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Remote Ischemic Conditioning with Local Ischemic Postconditioning in High-Risk ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (RIP-HIGH)

Institution: Heart Center Leipzig at University of Leipzig, Department of Cardiology
Applicant: Dr. med. Hans-Josef Feistritzer
EKFS funding line: First Application

Pathogenic variants in WDFY3 result developmental delay. We observed opposing effects on brain size

Role of WDFY3 and Wnt signaling pathway in neurodevelopmental disorders and brain size

Institution: Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Leipzig
Applicant: Diana Le Duc
EKFS funding line: first application