Currently funded projects


Influence of single-sided deafness and cochlear implant on the central auditory pathway

Institution: Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, in cooperation with the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Center - University of Freiburg
Applicant: Iva Speck
EKFS funding line: First and Second Applications


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