Currently funded projects

Aufklärung von Netzwerkdefekten bei Depressionen

Molecular mechanisms of genetic predisposition to major depressive disorder

Institution: Institute of Physiology, University of Freiburg
Applicant: Jonas-Frederic Sauer
EKFS funding line: first application

World map illustrating the international report of LRRK2 mutation carriers Legend: Countries are in bold, number of centers involved are indicated underneath and the number of carriers from the initial survey is written (N)

Investigation of age-at-onset genetic modifier loci in LRRK2 parkinsonism

Institution: Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Luebeck
Applicant: Joanne Trinh
EKFS funding line: first application

Charlotte Flüh

Does sex have an influence on glioma growth and is this due to the intrinsic properties of the glioma cells or the tissue environment?

Institution: Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel
Applicant: Dr. Charlotte Flüh
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 Bernadoni
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