Currently funded projects

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

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

Institution: 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

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

Homoarginine supplementation reduces infact size (white) in experimental stroke models (left) and higher homoarginine levels in patients are associated with increased survival rates after stroke (right)

Clinical and experimental evaluation of homoarginine in stroke treatment

Institution: Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Applicant: PD Dr. Chi-un Choe
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Exzellenzstipendium

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-Maximilians University Munich
Applicant: Franziska Thaler
EKFS funding line: first application

Changes of brain function, brain structure and brain perfusion in subjects with induced hyperthyroidism

Influence of thyroid hormones on brain, cognition and behaviour

Institution: Clinic for Neurology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck
Applicant: Dr. med. Anna Göbel
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner-Memorial-Stipendium

Key aspects of the CRPS-GMI study

Pathophysiology of the complex regional pain syndrom (CRPS) and effect of an innovative therapeutic approach

Insitution: University Medicine Greifswald
Applicant: Dr. med. Sebastian Strauss
EKFS funding line: first application