The last internal meeting of the RTG 1743 in 2014 took place at the Wissenschaftszentrum, Kiel.
The event started with two parallel sessions. While the principle investigators discussed the proposed projects for the second funding period of eight new doctoral researchers, the doctoral researchers planned the organization of the International RTG Symposium, which will take place from 1st to the 3rd of June, 2015 in Kiel.
Afterwards, next to an organizational discussion about the upcoming events which will be the International 5th annual Cluster Symposium “Inflammation at Interfaces” in February, 2015 and the International RTG Symposium in June, 2015, all members recalled their past year and the prospectives for 2015.
As invited guest, Prof. Dr. Matthias Laudes from the Clinic for Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, presented his work on the topic of nutrition, adipositas and inflammation. Prof. Laudes will be a new member of the RTG starting in October 2015 with his project Polymorphisms in the GPR120 receptor gene in the regulation of the cytokine wnt5a by nutritional fatty acids.