Currently funded projects


Advanced engineered organotypic models of fibrosis for pathophysiological studies and for testing novel therapeutic approaches

Institution: Clinic for Rheumatology and Hiller Research Center, University Hospital of Düsseldorf and Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) Düsseldorf
Applicant: Dr. Alexandru-Emil Matei
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowships


Influence of hormonal regulatory circuits on antitumor immune responses following radiation therapy

Institution: Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Applicant: Dr. Julius C. Fischer
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowships


Immunooncology and local interventions (IOLIN)

Institution: Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Applicants: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kobold (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Kirsten Lauber (deputy speaker), Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael von Bergwelt (deputy speaker)
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Research School


iPRIME - Clinician Scientist

Institution: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Applicants Prof. Dr. Tobias B. Huber (Speaker) , Prof. Dr. Ulf Panzer (Speaker)
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Research School


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


Professorship of immunomodulation through targeted cell trafficking

Institution: Medicine 1, University Hospital Erlangen
Applicant: PD Dr. Dr. Sebastian Zundler
EKFS funding line: Clinician Scientist Professorship


Overcoming dysfunctional immune responses in chronic HPV/ HIV infection: a way to cure

Institution: Department of Infectious Diseases, Medizinische Klinik IV, LMU University Hospital
Applicants: PD Dr. Julia Roider
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


CHIKAmark – Biomarkers for severe Chikungunya virus infections

Institution: Institute of Virology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Applicants: Jan Felix Drexler / Carlo Fischer
EKFS funding line: Key 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