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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

GRK5 plays a crucial role in the development of dependence and addiction after Morphine treatment.

Role of GRK5 in development of opioid dependence

Institution: Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jena University Hospital
Applicant: Dr. Andrea Kliewer
EKFS funding line: first application

Research methods

Topography and Plasticity of the cortical microstructure in ALS characterized using 7 Tesla MRI

Institution: Medical Department, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Applicant: Esther Kühn
EKFS funding line: first application

Autoantibodies in Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.

Beyond Aquaporin and MOG- Novel brain reactive antibodies and B cell responses in Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders

Institution: Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology
Biomedical Center of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Applicant: Simone Mader
EKFS funding line: first application

Caption: The subject of the Heidelberg Research College for Neurooncology is „Resistance in primary brain tumours“.

Heidelberg Research College for Neurooncology

Institution: Heidelberg University Hospital
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wick
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Forschungskolleg

The corticobasal syndrome (CBS) is a rare brain disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease. In addition to causing motor symptoms, CBS affects cognitive aspects of motor control.

The Neural Networks underlying Corticobasal Syndrome revealed by Magnetoencephalography

Institution: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Applicant: Jan Hirschmann
EKFS funding line: first application

working in a neuroimmunological wet lab

Mechanisms of immunotherapy-induced brain tumor-reactive T helper cells

Institutions: Neurology Clinic, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University Heidelberg
Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumor Immunology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg
Applicant: Lukas Bunse, MD
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Memorial-Stipendium

Visualisation of the entorhino-hippocampal projection in vitro using viral tracing. Scale bar = 150 µm.

Untersuchung synaptischer Eigenschaften der entorhino-hippokampalen Projektion auf Einzelzell-Ebene

Institution: Department of Neuroanatomy, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology. University of Freiburg
Applicant: Maximilian Lenz
EKFS funding line: first application

In vivo high field MRI (left) and ultramicroscopy images (right) of the cleared brain shows the extent of tumor cell infiltration of S24 glioma cells (red). The microvasculature is stained with lectin-FITC (green).

Imaging of immune responses and tumor cell invasion in glioma models

Institution: Universitätsklinik Heidelberg – Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Applicant: Dr. med. Michael Breckwoldt, Ph.D.
EKFS funding line: first application

Staining of cerebellar tissue with a monoclonal  GAD-antibody

B-cell-mediated immune response in GAD-antibody-associated neurological disorders

Institution: Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology, University Hospital and Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
Applicant: Franziska Thaler
EKFS funding line: first application