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...
The scientists in the Research Training Group (RTG) want to find out
- 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
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.
The DFG funded Research Training Group (RTG) Genes, Environment and Inflammation was a joint and highly interdisciplinary effort from the Kiel University and the University of Lübeck. After the maximum possible funding of nine years we finished the official work at the end of 2021, but transferred experiences and findings in current projects like for example the Research Unit RU 5042 miTarget.
Both universities are actively participating in the DFG excellence cluster "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" respectively its predecessor “Inflammation at Interfaces”. A group of scientists working together at these institutions initiated this Research Training Group. Together, they stand for expertise, innovative approaches and the belief that interdisciplinary research will be the most promising. Speaker of the RTG is Prof. Dr. Andre Franke, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology.
Within the RTG the scientists studied the environmental influences responsible for the development of complex, chronic diseases. Moreover, they systematically examined the previously understudied interplay between the (micro-)environment and predisposing genetic factors. The research was based on a highly interdisciplinary and technology-driven approach and involved scientists from many different countries. The results will help to define novel pathophysiological trigger factors and aid the development of innovative...