Currently funded projects


Innovative strategies for optimization of randomized therapeutic trials using molecular imaging and artificial intelligence

Institution: Clinic for Nuclear Medicine and Münster University Hospital, Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Essen
Applicant: Dr. Robert Seifert
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowships


OptoCilia - Targeting ciliary signaling in the development of polycystic kidney disease

Institution: Institute of Innate Immunity, Biophysical Imaging, Medical Faculty, University of Bonn
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Wachten
EKFS funding line: Key Project


Coating of implants and endoprostheses with activatable properties

Institution: University Hospital Muenster, Clinic for General Orthopedics and Tumor Orthopedics - Experimental Orthopedics
Applicant: Dr. rer. medic. Dr. med. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Schulze
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


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


Immunometabolic reprogramming to target cholesterol crystal-mediated inflammation in alveolar macrophages during lung fibrosis

Institution: Institute for Functional Anatomy, Charité Universtätsmedizin-Berlin
Applicants: Elena Lopez-Rodriguez, PhD
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


The Contribution of Salivary Extra-Cellular Vesicles to Taste-Cell Transcriptomics and Eating Behavior in Obesity

Institution: Helmholtz-Institute for Metabolic-, Obesity- and Vascular Research (HI-MAG)
Helmholtz Center Munich at the University of Leipzig and the University Medical Center Leipzig AöR
Applicant: Kerstin Rohde-Zimmermann
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


C-type natriuretic peptide-mediated crosstalk of endothelial cells with fibroblasts: a protective role in lung inflammation and fibrosis?

Institution: Institute of Vegetative Physiology, University of Würzburg
Hauptantragstellerin: Dr. Swati Dabral
EKFS-Förderlinie: First and Second Applications

Image: S. aureus-infiziertes Gewebe

Dissecting novel immune evasion strategies of Staphylococcus aureus

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School
Applicant: Dr. rer. nat. Volker Winstel
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Identifying novel gene regulatory functions of glucocorticoids

Institution: Helmholtz Zentrum München
Applicant: Henriette Uhlenhaut
EKFS funding line: Key Project

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Nonmuscle actin filaments in health and disease

Institution: Institute of Clinical Genetics University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technische Universität Dresden
Applicant: PD Dr. med. habil. Nataliya Di Donato
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium