Currently funded projects


Endophenotypes of kidney disease progression at the single cell level

Institution: Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care, Charité – University Hospital
Applicant: Dr. Michael S. Balzer
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowships


The functional role of nephrocytes in the immune response of Drosophila melanogaster

Institution: Universitätsklinik Hamburg-Eppendorf
Applicant: Sybille Köhler
EKFS funding line: First and Second Application


Impact of antigen recognition and immunosuppression on pathogen-specific follicular T helper cells

Institution: Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Freiburg
Applicant: Tobias Böttler
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Excellence Fellowships


Active celiac disease as promoter of cardiovascular morbidity: exploration of underlying mechanisms and effect of therapeutic intervention

Institution: Department for Cardiology, Cardiology I, University Medical Center Mainz
Applicant: PD Dr. Sebastian Steven
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Excellence Fellowship


Gender gap in pancreatic diseases: Interplay of Atg5-dependent autophagy and sexual hormones during the transition phase from inflammation to regeneration

Institution: Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM)
Applicant: Kalliope N. Diakopoulos
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Die Rolle des Proglucagonpeptid Glucagon-like peptide 2 in der Pathobiologie von chronisch entzündlichen Darmerkrankungen

Institution: Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Zentrum für Innere Medizin, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und Endokrinologie
Hauptantragsteller: Dr. Johannes Reiner
EKFS-Förderlinie: Erst- und Zweitantragstellung


Podocyte-specific extracellular vesicles in membranous nephropathy – Towards intercellular disease signalling and individualized diagnostic procedures

Institution: 3rd Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Applicant: Fabian Braun
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowship

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Targeted dietary interventions beyond caloric restriction as novel preconditioning strategies for acute kidney injury – a translational research approach

Institution: Department II of Internal Medicine, Center for molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) and CECAD Research Center, University Hospital of Cologne
Applicant: Dr. med. Felix Carlo Köhler
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

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Study of biliary microbiome in liver transplantation (SMILE)

Institution: Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie, Klinikum der Universität München
Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Andrassy
EKFS funding line: Key Project


Examination of the immune response before/after COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients and medical personnel

Institution: University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus of the Technische Universität Dresden
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Christian Hugo
EKFS funding line: Key Projects