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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

20 Jun, 2016
New film about CRC 1182 - Origin and Function of Metaorganisms

A new film offers information about the new Collaborative Research Center CRC 1182 "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms", which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG. Some of the RTG's scientists, John Baines, Andre Franke, Philip Rosenstiel, are also working within this innovative research group and broaden thus the frame of possibilities for excellent and interdisciplinary research also for their doctoral researchers..