Currently funded projects


Development of a functional bioink for 3D bioprinting of a vascularized in vitro model of the lacrimal gland

Institution: Laboratory of Experimental Ophthalmology, Eye Clinic, University Clinic Duesseldorf
Applicant: Joana Witt
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Oral health of centenarians- clinical and sociological cross-sectional examination of oral health, oral health-related quality of life, masticatory function and nutrition

Institution: Poliklinik für Zahnerhaltungskunde, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Applicant: Caroline Sekundo
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

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Analysis of the influence of extreme prematurity on visual function, visual quality of life and retinal morphology in adulthood - the Gutenberg Prematurity Study

Institution: Department of Ophthalmology, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Applicant: PD Dr. med. Achim Fieß
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Development of a biosignature for the chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps

Institution: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Applicant: PD Dr. Sarina Müller
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

To study the molecular mechanisms of hereditary diseases of the eye, we employ a variety of methods ranging from cell biology, biophysical and structural biology methods.

High-diversity generation of Nanobodies without animal use and their application in study and treatment of human retinopathies

Institution: Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institut für Medizinische Physik und Biophysik
Applicant: Magdalena Schacherl
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Caption: Schematic representation of Magnetic Tissue Engineering (MTE): A) Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) uptake; (b) magnetic cell hybrids; C) 3D vocal fold cell-construct

Functional tissue engineering of the human vocal fold with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles - Magnetic Tissue Engineering (MTE)

Institution: Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Klinik, Kopf- und Halschirurgie, Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftungsprofessur für Nanomedizin, Sektion für Experimentelle Onkologie und Nanomedizin (SEON)
Applicant: Dr. Marina Pöttler
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Frank Giordano

Boosting Twice: Systemische Immuneffekte nach Hochdosis-Bestrahlung von Glioblastomen

Institution: Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Mannheim
Applicant: Frank Anton Giordano
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Excellence Fellowship


PAROCARD: Oral health and intima-media thickness. A population-representative study of the association between oral health and a surrogate marker for cardiovascular disease.

Institution: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Applicant: Dr. med. dent. Ghazal Aarabi MSc.
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Structural variants can cause human disease by disrupting 3D genome organization.

Identifying novel mechanisms for Huntington’s disease intervention by defining protein homeostasis of stem cells’

Institution: Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne
Applicant: Alvaro Rada-Iglesias
EKFS funding line: key project

Synthetic larynx model SynthVOICE

Synthetic larynx model SynthVOICE

Institution: Division of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Erlangen
Applicant: PD Dr. Stefan Kniesburges
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications