Excellent Science for New Therapies
A large number of the IKMB's scientists is involved in the Excellence Cluster since the beginning. Besides the research cooperations the cluster offers a vivid network of interdisciplinary acting scientists as well as different training opportunities.
The goal of the Cluster of Excellence in Inflammation Research is to decode the molecular basis of chronic inflammatory diseases, as well as the complete identification of metabolic and signaling pathways as an approach to therapies and prevention. The unforeseen complexity and the breadth of possible triggers of inflammatory diseases require new scientific structures and practices. In the Excellence Cluster, key elements of the origins of inflammation will be examined in detail on genetic, genomic and functional levels.
The cluster is a joint venture of Kiel University and the University of Lübeck, together with the Schleswig-Holstein University Medical Center, the Leibniz Research Center Borstel, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, and the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel.