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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

30 Aug, 2021
Dorothea Erxleben Awards 2021 – two prices for scientists of the RTG 1743

Dorothea-Erxleben-Awardees 2021, from left to right: Dr. Julia Pagel, Prof. Dr. Petra Bacher,
Dr. Corinna Bang, © C. Kloodt / Exzellenzcluster PMI, Uni Kiel

On 30th August, 2021 the Cluster of Excellence Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation PMI awards three highly endowed Dorothea Erxleben Female Investigator Awards (1x 100,000 Euros, 2x 50,000 Euros) to support its female scientists in the field of inflammation research. Two of the awardees are members of the Research Training Group RTG 1743 “Genes, Environment and Inflammation”: Prof. Dr. Petra Bacher and Dr. Corinna Bang. The third one comes from the University of Lübeck: Dr. Julia Pagel.

The award has been endowed for the first time within the previous Cluster of Excellence „Inflammation at Interfaces“ in 2017. It is entitled after Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, who at the middle of the 19th century gained as first women in Germany her doctoral degree and worked as medical doctor.

Professor Petra Bacher from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) and the Institute of Immunology at Kiel University (CAU) and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Campus Kiel, is awarded the price endowed with 100,000 Euros. She will investigate the impact of pre-existing memory T-cells and the immunological age on the quality of T-cell responses under a SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and how this influences its efficacy.
Within the RTG 1743 she is supervisor in three...

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