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.
In January 2020, the DFG Research Training Group (RTG) 1743, provided the unique opportunity to acquire extra funding. All doctoral researchers being member of the RTG could apply for a minimum of 30,000 up to a maximum of 50,000 € funding for a short proposal. Doctoral researchers from at least two or more RTG projects working in different disciplines could apply for this funding. One of the junior scientists has to take the role of the primary principle investigator.
The aim of this offer are…to enhance the scientific collaboration within the RTG, to widen interdisciplinary skills of the doctoral researchers and to give the doctoral researchers the opportunity to practice writing a proposal and coordinating a small research project of their own.
Four proposals have been submitted and reviewed by two external reviewers and two members of the supervisory board. The results were pretty clear, all of the proposals received good scores. However, there were two first places and two second places. Both 1st and 2nd winners were close from the score. Therefore, the overall funding budget was devided between the four groups giving all of them the chance to make this experience. Here they are:
Mini-Proposal 1 – budget: 35,000 €
NextGen Immunology: Modeling microbial HLA-II peptidomes and identification of disease-relevant T cell epitopes using artificial intelligence and immunopeptidomics
Hesham El Abd, Dora Bordoni, Celeste...