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Third-party funded projects of the Faculty of Medicine

Please find below a compilation of the new competitive third-party funded projects that were acquired by faculty members in the respective quarter shown.

Third-party funded projects 2021, 2nd quarter

Prof. Dr. Orhan Aktas
Department of Neurology
Characterisation of SARS-Co-V-2 immunity after vaccination in risk groups
BMBF: 39,174 euros
Duration: 8 months

Prof. Dr. Peter Albers
University Tumour Centre
DNPM - German Network for Personalised Medicine  
GbA (Federal Government): 356,918 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Peter Albers
Department of Urology
Risk-adapted prostate cancer (PCA) early detection through a baseline PSA determination in young men: Prostate Cancer Early Detection Intervention Study - PROBASE
German Cancer Aid e.V.: 587,634 euros
Duration: 12 months

Prof. Dr. Johannes Bode
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
LiSyM-Cancer - Phase I - Collaborative project: C-TIP-HCC - Mechanism-based multiscale model for the dissection of the tipping point from liver cirrhosis to hepatocellular carcinoma - Subproject G
BMBF: 426,889 Euro
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Hans Martin Bosse
Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology
Decision-Master 2020 - Training tool for clinical decision-making to implement the National Catalogue of Learning Objectives in Medicine (NKLM)
MKW NRW: 104,644 euros
Duration: 24 months

Dr. Markus Butz
Department of Neurology
Mobility measures to prepare and intensify the investigation of the effects of deep brain stimulation on brain connections in Parkinson's disease
BMBF: 19,800 euros
Duration: 24 months

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dilthey
Insights into immune related diseases born from population genomics
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene
NIH - University of Colorado: n.a.
Duration: 60 months

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dilthey
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene
Applied Surveilllance and Testing" (B-FAST) in the National Research Network of University Medicine on Covid-19 (NUM)
BMBF: 157,299 euros
Duration: 8 months

Prof. Dr. Irene Esposito
Institute of Pathology and Functional Area Cytopathology
Predictive models of the biological behaviour of pancreatobiliary neoplasms using intergrative molecular analysis of their precursor lesions
DFG: 233.300.00 Euro
Duration: 37 months

Prof. Dr. Irene Esposito
Institute of Pathology and Functional Area Cytopathology
National Network Genomic Medicine (nNGM) Lung Cancer
German Cancer Aid e.V.: 146,600 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Heiner Fangerau / Dr. Chantal Marazia
Institute for History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine
Research Group 3031: NORMAL#VERRÜCKT Contemporary History of an Eroding Difference
Z-Project "Coordination Fund"; Research Group 3031
DFG: 351,150 euros
Duration: 36 months
Dr. Chantal Marazia
SP 6: The German Prison System (1960-2000) in the Field of Contradictory Currents
DFG: 296,800 euros
SP 6: (Fangerau): 23,800 euros

Dr. Torsten Feldt
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
Regional Studies and Experts Fund Africa: Supraregional implementation of serological SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics at 6 African partner clinics of the COMBAT AMR network
GIZ: 120,000 euros
Duration: 15 months

Dr. Ute Fischer
Department of Paediatric Oncology, Haematology and Clinical Immunology
Pathogenesis of ETV6-RUNX1 positive preleukaemia - new approaches for targeted leukaemia prevention
German José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation: 320,760 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Jay Gopalakrishnan
Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics
Induction of ciliogenesis as a mechanism to trigger the differentiation of glioma stem cells
German Cancer Aid e.V.: 397,350 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Eva-Maria Hanschmann
Department of Neurology
Special fund for therapy research: Unravelling the gossip - Extracellular vesicles and exosomes as pathogenetic markers in multiple sclerosis
DMSG: 15,000 euros
Duration: 15 months

Dr. Nils Hansson
Institute for History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine
Gender Award Gap? (In)visibility of women in the recognition cultures of medicine
BMBF: 397,053 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Julia Hesse
Institute of Molecular Cardiology
Role of cardiac atromal cells in regeneration and healing after myocardial infarction
DFG: 42,325 euros
Duration: 24 months

Dr. Jan Hirschmann
Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology
Investigation of the causal role of beta-oscillations in cognition using deep brain stimulation
DFG: 191,950 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Barbara Hoffmann
Institute for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine
The Berlin-Brandenburg Air Study - a natural experiment investigating health effects from changes in airport-related exposures (BEAR Follow-up Study)
DFG: 320,650 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Arun Kumar Kondadi
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
Deciphering the functional interplay between regulators of mitochondrial inner membrane remodelling and the integrity of mitochondrial RNA granules
DFG: 250,850 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Joachim Lange
Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology
Cortical mechanisms of temporal perception
DFG: 145,350 euros
Duration: 24 months

Dr. Jonathan Kah Meng Lim
Institute of Neuropathology
Role of perilipin-2-mediated lipid droplet binding in glioblastoma pathogenesis
DFG: 187,900 euros
Duration: 24 months

Prof. Dr. Bodo Levkau
Institute of Molecular Medicine III
Philipp Schwartz Fellowship
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: 169,704 euros
Duration: 24 months

Prof. Dr. Tobias Marschall
Institute of Medical Biometry and Bioinformatics
Representing structural haplotypes and complex genetic variation in pan-genome graphs
NIH - University of Southern California: n.a.
Duration: 13 months

Prof. Dr. Tobias Marschall
Institute of Medical Biometry and Bioinformatics
Telomere-to-telomere assemblies of human genomes
NIH - University of California Santa Cruz: n.d.
Duration: 57 months

Prof. Dr. Eva Meisenzahl-Lechner
Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, LVR Klinikum
CARE - Computer-Assisted Risk Evaluation in the Early Diagnosis of Psychotic Disorders
GbA: 9,458,050 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sven Meuth
Department of Neurology
The importance of T cells for exercise-induced stroke regeneration
DFG: 96,041 euros
Duration: 17 months

Prof. Dr. Dr. Sven Meuth
Department of Neurology
Significance of the NKG2D signalling pathway on T and NK cell function in stroke
DFG: 105,920 euros
Duration: 16 months

Prof. Dr. Hans Neubauer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Automated end-to-end workflow for high purity isolation of rare cells from body fluids; TP: Test and optimisation of clinical application
BMBF: 293,465 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Prigione
Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology
CureMILS - Cellular Reprogramming-based Strategy for Drug Repositioning in Patients with Maternal Inherited Leigh Syndrome (MILS) - Subproject induced pluripotent stem cells and organoids
BMBF: 435,591Euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Anne Schneider
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
The role of A20 as an essential modulator of different cell death mechanisms in hepatocarcinogenesis
DFG: 538,650 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schneider
Director
GIGA FOR HEALTH: 5G Medical Campus.NRW
MWIDE.NRW: 7,331,413 euros
Duration: 26 months

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schneider
Department of Rheumatology
Bilateral Agreement ERN ReConnet "Europe Reference Network on Rare Connective Tissue Musculoskeletal Diseases (rCTD)
EU, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria: 13.000 Euro
Duration: n.a.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schrader
Institute for Molecular Cardiology
Role of cardiac stromal cells in regeneration and healing after myocardial infarction
DFG: 15,575 euros
Duration: 24 months

Prof. Dr. Jörg Timm
Institute of Virology
Genomically supported infection chain analysis for intelligent monitoring of loosening measures (sequencing study)
Düsseldorf district government: 240,000 euros
Duration: 6 months

Prof. Dr. Jörg-Peter Vögele
Institute for History, Theory and Ethics of Medicine
Book project: Dancing in the Dark
Düsseldorf District Government: 12,035 euros
Duration: 8 months

Dr. Morten Wahrendorf
Institute for Medical Sociology
EUROCARE: Inequalities in informal care in adulthood in Europe: social participation, health and the influence of COVID-19
BMBF: 93,418 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Simone Weyers
Institute for Medical Sociology
Public Health Research Network: Evidence Transfer in ÖGD through New Cooperation and Qualification Pathways between ÖGD Practice and PH Research EvidenceÖGD
Federal Administrative Office Cologne (grant in the area of the Federal Ministry of Health): 125,000 euros
Duration: 35 months

Third-party funded projects 2021, 1st quarter

Prof. Dr. Ingo Drexler
Institute of Virology
The role of autophagy in MVA vector-mediated immune responses
DFG: 256,250 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Simon Eickhoff
Institute for Systemic Neuroscience
AI-based crime prediction
Jürgen Manchot Foundation: n.a.
Duration: 48 months

Dr. Torsten Feldt
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
Prevention of COVID-19 transmission
German Society for International Cooperation (DGZ): 240,000 euros
Duration: 8 months

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fritz
Institute of Toxicology
GRK 2578 - Influence of genotoxins on the differentiation efficiency of murine and human stem and progenitor cells and the functionality of differentiated cell types derived from them
DFG: 4,429,384 euros
Duration: 54 months

Prof. Norbert Gattermann
University Tumour Centre
Clonal co-evolution of cancer and immune cells Tumour genomics meets immunology
German Cancer Aid: 272,650 euros
Duration: 18 months

PD Dr. Ulf Kahlert
Department of Neurosurgery
Joint project: Diagnostics and progression control of fatal diseases of the central nervous system with multiplex CRISPR (MERGE) - Subproject: Preclinical technologies and clinic for the generation of reproducible biosamples
BMBF: 531,840 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Petra Keul
Institute of Molecular Medicine III
Anti-inflammatory potential of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) contained in HDL, and approaches to its enhancement in healthy and CHD-HDL
German Foundation for Heart Research: 49.913 Euro
Duration: n.a.

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
RIPK-dependent cell death and cell death-response signalling pathways in liver injury and liver carcinogenesis
DFG: 543,800 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Tobias Marschall
Institute of Biometry and Bioinformatics
ALPACA
EU: 252,788 euros
Duration: n.a.

Prof. Dr. Ertan Mayatepek
Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology
Junior Research Group "Child Protection in Medicine
Jürgen Manchot Foundation: n.a.
Duration: n.a.

Prof. Dr. Sven Meuth
Clinic for Neurology
Vaccination consultation for people with multiple sclerosis
German Multiple Sclerosis Society: 20,000 euros
Duration: n.a.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Timm
Institute of Virology
Alliance of the University Medicine NRW against Viral Infections (VIRAL)
MKW NRW: 899,876 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Falko Schmid
Clinic for Cardiac Surgery
KIPos: AI-controlled postoperative care of cardiac surgery patients
BMBF: 539,424 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Sebastian Temme
Institute for Molecular Cardiology
Simultaneous tracking of individual immune cell migration after myocardial infarction (MI) by multicolour 1H/19F MRI 
DFG: 321,150 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Jörg Timm
Institute of Virology
Institution of the German Centre for Infection Research e.V. (DZIF)
BMBF: 14,622 euros
Duration: 36 months

Dr. Morten Wahrendorf
Institute for Medical Sociology
Socio-economic inequalities in health during the COVID-19 pandemic (INHECOV) Empirical analyses and implications for pandemic planning
DFG: 94,350 euros
Duration: 36 months

Third-party funded projects 2020, 4th quarter

Prof. Dr. Nico Dragano
Institute for Medical Sociology
"Evaluations of occupational health effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic based on the National Cohort (NAKO Health Study)".
BMA: 141,134 euros
Duration: 9 months

Prof. Dr. Birgit Henrich
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene
"Molecular epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis and Myscopla sma hominis in women attending an outpatient clinic in Austria"
University of Vienna
Duration: 26 months

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"National Cohort Network
BMBF: 184,519 euros
Duration: 4 months

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"Diagnosis and risk stratification of liver diseases using Deep Learning on the basis of clinical routine data".
Federal Office of Administration Cologne (Federal Government): 1,932,500 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"PhaseControl"
EU: 1,825,340 euros
Duration: 34 months

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"Reconvalescent plasma early in SARS-CoV-2 Q-PCR positive high risk individuals - RES-Q HR trial".
BMG: 10,566,644 euros
Duration: 16 months

Prof. Dr. Tobias Marschall
Institute for Biometry and Bioinformatics
"Identifying and characterizing the full of haplotype- resolved structural".
The Jackson Laboratory: n.a.
Duration: 12 months

Dr. Felix Mayer
Institute of Forensic Medicine
"InTo Justice - Interdisciplinary documentation and holistic rehabilitation of torture".
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BUND): n.a.
Duration: 21 months

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheller
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
"The role of the interleukin6 receptor in liver damage and regeneration".
DFG: 475. 460 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schneider
Institute for Health Services Research
"PSY-KOMO - Comorbid somatic diseases in patients with severe mental disorders to reduce somatic comorbidity and increased mortality".
GbA (Federal Government): 8,789,680 euros
Duration: 36 months

PD Dr. Johannes Stegbauer
Department of Nephrology
"Significance of human immune cells in therapy-refractory hyperthonia".
DFG: 399,906 euros
Duration: 36 months

Prof. Dr. Jörg Timm
Institute of Virology
"Nationwide Research Network NUM Applied Surveillance and Testing".
BMBF: 458,293 euros
Duration: 8 months

Third-party funded projects 2020, 3rd quarter

(Source: third-party funding administration)

Profes. Hadi Al-Hasani, Regina Ensenauer, Maria Grandoch, Michael Roden, Andreas Reichert, Jürgen Scheller, Eckhard Lammert, Dres. Bengt-Frederik Belgardt, Alexandra Chadt
German Diabetes Center (DDZ)
GRK 2576/1: "vivid - in vivo studies of the early development of type 2 diabetes".
DFG: 3,524,684 euros
Duration: 54 months

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Boege
Central Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics
"Seroprevalence COVID-19 Düsseldorf"
Düsseldorf District Government: 50,000 euros
Duration: 5 months

Prof. Dr. Arndt Borkhardt
Department of Paediatric Oncology, Haematology and Clinical Immunology
"Detection of preleukaemic clones and modulation of clonal progression in infection-triggered acute lymphoblastic leukaemia".
German José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation: 299,800 euros
Duration: 24 months

PD Dr Hans Martin Bosse
Department of General Paediatrics, Neonatology and Paediatric Cardiology
"Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in children and adolescents under 18 years of age in Germany: time series in sentinel children's hospitals".
University of Heidelberg: 15,000 euros
Duration: 12 months

Dr. Mirco Castoldi
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"The role of miR-107-dependent signalling networks in hepatocarcinogenesis".
DFG: 456,300 euros
Duration: 36 months

Christina Düsing
Polyclinic and Functional Area of Rheumatology and Hiller Research Centre
Fatigue in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Development of a "fatigue communication system" for clinical use
German Rheumatism League Federal Association: 161,804 euros
Duration: 24 months

Dr. Thorsten Feldt
Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"ESTHER - Network COMAT AMR in Africa - Identification, characterisation and resistance determination of bacterial pathogens of postoperative wound infections in the Asella Teaching and Referral Hospital, Asella/Ethiopia".
BMBF: 60,000 euros
Duration: 6 months

Dr. Nina Graffmann
Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine
"Deciphering the epigentetic basis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with the help of a stem cell based in vitro model".
Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation: 257,863 euros
Duration: from 08/2020

Laura Hauffe / Dr. Gabriel Leprivier
Institute of Neuropathology
"Eukaryotic initiation factor 4E binding protein (4EBP1) as a potential new target in the treatment of glioblastoma".
Dr. Rolf. M. Schwiete Foundation: 61,150 euros
Duration: 24 months

Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
"PhaseControl"
EU: 1,825,340 euros
Duration: 60 months

Dr. Ralf Schäfer
Clinical Institute for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Project "woken up"
Rhine District Neuss: 14,856 euros
Duration: 4 months

Prof. Dr. Alfons Schnitzler / Prof. Dr. Esther Florin
Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology
DFB TRR 295/1, Subproject C01 "MEG-based neurophysiological markers for optimised STN-DBS in Parkinson's disease".
DFG: 441,500 euros
Duration: 48 months

Prof. Dr. Jörg Timm
Institute of Virology
"National Research Network University Medicine on Covid-19".
Charité University Medicine Berlin, NUM: 362,659 euros
Duration: 12 months

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