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Research Training Group

genes, environment, inflammation

Within this Research Training Group we will study the environmental influences responsible for the development of complex, chronic diseases. Moreover, we will systematically examine the previously understudied interplay between the (micro)-environment and predisposing genetic factors...

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The scientists in the Research Training Group (RTG) want to find out

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  • how the non-genetical schemes in the cell change during the development of chronic inflammatory diseases;
  • how diet influences the development of inflammatory diseases;
  • new statistical and bioinformatical ways to express research results.


a team of young and innovative scientists who are experts in the fields of:

  • molecular biology
  • human genetics
  • immunology
  • bioinformatics
  • biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • epidemiology
  • statistics.

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The purpose of the structured doctoral student programme is to:

  • enable young scientists to obtain their doctoral degree within three years;
  • qualify doctoral students for postdoctoral work;
  • impart interdisciplinary knowledge;
  • promote postgraduate students' transferrable skills.

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Latest News

12 Sep, 2017
Making Health Measurable with a Blood Test

More than a million Euros for a new EU project under Kiel leadership.

In future, medicine would like to take preventive action to an ever greater degree. Measuring methods which indicate a change from "healthy" to "sick" are therefore becoming increasingly important for scientists. These research approaches are also something that is being focused on in the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces". The European Union (EU) is now funding a project under the leadership of the Kiel physician Professor Matthias Laudes, in which biomarkers will be researched which make the status of "healthy" measurable. The researchers expect the first results to be available in about three years. This is also the funding period for the project, which will receive more than one million Euros. More information on the webpage of the Cluster of Excellence “Inflammation at Interfaces”

Prof. Laudes is supervisor of two doctoral researchers (Isabelle Relling, Carina Kreutzer) within the RTG 1743 and an important expert in clinical nutrition and metabolic medicine for the RTG network.