Currently funded projects


Gene, Mechanism, Therapy: A Network for Precision Medicine of Genetic Neurological Diseases (

Institution: Zentrum für Neurologie, Universität Tübingen
Applicants: Prof Dr Matthis Synofzik (Speaker), PD Dr. Rebecca Schüle (deputy speaker), Prof. Dr. Holger Lerche (deputy speaker)
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Research Schools for Physicians


The role of central insulin resistance in the development of depressive symptoms

Institution: Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychotherapy, University Hospital Frankfurt, Goethe University
Applicant: Sharmili Edwin Thanarajah
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowship


Multicenter study of deep learning-based prediction of MGMT gene promoter methylation status from digitized H&E stained whole-slide-image data in IDH wild-type glioblastoma

Institution: Department of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neurooncology, University Hospital Essen
Applicant: Sied Kebir
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowship


DNA methylation-based disease classification in focal epilepsy

Institution: Department of Neuropathology, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Applicant: Katja Kobow
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


From phenomena to theory-guided mechanisms: changing perspectives on ADHD

Institution: TU Dresden, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus
Applicant: Christian Beste
EKFS funding line: Key project

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Prediction, validation and prevention of post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment with human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)

Institution: Klinik und für Neurologie mit Lehrstuhl für Experimentelle Neurologie, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Applicant: PD Dr. Petra Hühnchen
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


Non-invasive brain stimulation of the posteroparietal cortex – a novel approach to enhance motor recovery after stroke?

Institution: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dept. of Neurology
Applicant: PD Dr. Robert Schulz
EKFS funding line: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium


Functional role of redox-dependent activation of PKGIα in pain and itch processing

Institution: Institute of Pharmakology and Clinical Pharmacy, Goethe University Frankfurt
Applicant: Dr. Wiebke Kallenborn-Gerhardt
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


“Genetic and epigenetic architecture of multiple system atrophy brains”

Institution: Klinik für Neurologie mit Klinischer Neurophysiologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hauptantragstellerin: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Franziska Hopfner
EKFS-Förderlinie: Else Kröner Exzellenzstipendium

Pathogenic variants in WDFY3 result developmental delay. We observed opposing effects on brain size

Role of WDFY3 and Wnt signaling pathway in neurodevelopmental disorders and brain size

Institution: Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Leipzig
Applicant: Diana Le Duc
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications