Currently funded projects

Image: Kilian Schober

Dissecting the human T cell receptor-epitope interaction landscape through artificial intelligence guided analysis of antigen-specific T cell responses after yellow fever vaccination

Institution: Mikrobiologisches Institut - Klinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen und Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg
Applicant: Dr. Kilian Schober
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Team in the lab

Monogenic CD33 deficiency as cause of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease – A model to explore mechanisms and therapeutic targets for inflammatory and hematological disorders

Applicant: Dr. Daniel Kotlarz, PhD
Institution: Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
EKFS funding line: Key Project

Image: Dr. Abdul Moeed

DNA damage response by caspase-activated DNAse (CAD): a physiological process with pathophysiological potential?

Institution: Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Georg Häcker
EKFS funding line: Key Project

Image: Acquiring MRI data in the Brain Imaging Center

Longitudinal assessment of cerebral microstructural damage and resulting cognitive deficits in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Institution: Department of Neurology / Brain Imaging Center, Goethe University Frankfurt
Applicant: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. René-Maxime Gracien
EKFS funding line: First Application

Collaboration with African partners to investigate reasons for different onset age of Type 1 Diabetes in Germany and Ghana

Type 1 Diabetes in Ghana and Germany – Immune pathology of early versus late disease onset and influencing genetic and environmental factors

Institution: Klinik für Allgemeine Pädiatrie, Neonatologie und Kinderkardiologie, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Applicant: Julia Seyfarth
EKFS funding line: first application

Image: Project team

Die funktionelle Rolle von tumor-spezifischen B-Zellantworten in präklinischen Modellen der Immun Checkpoint Therapie

Institution: Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, University Hospital Cologne
Applicant: Kerstin Wennhold
EKFS funding line: First application

Image: MAIT cells

Metabolische Regulation der antimikrobiellen Funktion von MAIT cells im Kontext der nicht-alkoholischen Fettlebererkrankung

Institution: Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
Hauptantragsteller: Dr. med. Katrin Böttcher, PhD
EKFS-Förderlinie: Else Kröner-Memorial-Stipendium

Geschädigte Darmschleimhaut

Influence of specific diets on intestinal tissue damage after radiotherapy

Institution: Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich
Applicant: Dr. med. sci. Julius Clemens Fischer
EKFS funding line: first application


Developing novel humanized monoclonal antibodies with ultra-long CDRs inspired by nature to target the gp120 of HIV

Institution: Technische Universität München
Applicant: Dr. Hristo L. Svilenov
EKFS funding line: First application

Distribution and interaction of lymphocytes in a Peyer’s Patch

Analysing the interplay of aberrant cytokine-producing B cells, T cells and plasma cells during colitis development

Institution: Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München, Institut für Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie
Applicant: Selina J. Keppler
EKFS funding line: first application