Currently funded projects


Differentiation of IGF-I deficiency-related sarcopenia in geriatric patients by endocrinological functional testing

Applicant: Michael Drey
Institution: Universitätsklinikum München (LMU), Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV
EKFS funding line: Key Projects


Spatial and longitudinal multi-omics profiling to decipher remission under biological therapy in the case of ulcerative colitis

Institution: Department of Internal Medicine I & Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, UKSH Kiel
Applicant: Dr. Florian Tran
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowships


Whole-body Electromyostimulation for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis (EMSOAT) $ in Overweight People - a Randomized Controlled Trial

Institution: Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute of Radiology
Applicant: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kemmler
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Ultra-high field MR neurography

Institution: Heidelberg University Hospital
Applicant: PD Dr. Johann Jende
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Excellence Fellowships


Virtual Reality in der Bewegungsanalyse und Return-to-Play Testung

Applicant: Markus Wenning, MD, PhD
Institution: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Multiscale analysis of bone qualitative changes in human subchondral bone as a basis for the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis

Institution: Orthopaedic Research, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Applicant: Tim Rolvien
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


The role of melanin in biofilm and hyphal formation processes of pathogenic melanized-fungi

Institution: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen
Applicant: Lisa Kirchhoff
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Dysregulated NFAT5 in the endometrium could lead to poor vessel development

Role of NFAT5 & impaired endometrial blood vessel development.

Applicant: Dr. Madhuri S. Salker
Institution: University Hospital Tübingen, Women’s Health Research Institute
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

Overview of research focus. The direct and indirect crosstalk between HDL and chemokines/chemokine-receptors

Targeting immune-lipid crosstalk in cardio-metabolic diseases: focus on HDL dependent regulation of chemokine-receptor signaling

Institution: Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research (IMCAR)
University clinic RWTH Aachen
Applicant: Emiel van der Vorst
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications

The adverse effects of extended ischemic storage times, for instance, can be alleviated by a short period of subsequent hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion.

Controlled rewarming as novel end-ischemic therapy for cold stored liver grafts (CORNET)

Institution: University Hospital Essen
Applicant: Thomas Minor
EKFS funding line: key project