The team of the Research Training Group RTG 1743 "Genes, Environment and Inflammation" located at the universities of Kiel and Lübeck successfully applied for another funding period. The German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund the work of the RTG with another 3.2 million Euros until September 2021. Andre Franke, speaker of the RTG and one of the directors of the IKMB, emphasises:" During the first funding period we did basic research on the interplay between environmental factors and gentic predisposition in the pathology of chronic inflammatory diseases. The ongoing funding by the DFG now gives way to find further pathways for to provide knowledge to develop new theraphy approaches."
Eight internalional doctoral researchers are currently working within the RTG, two of them at the IKMB under the supervision of Andre Franke and Philip Rosenstiel. This is the second generation of doctoral researchers working on projects dealing with genes, environment and inflammation. The RTG also offers scholarships for doctoral researchers in medicine for one year of research. And it integrates associated doctoral researchers who for reasons of collaboration, qualification and networking are associated to the RTG. Until now from the research of the young scientists arose 16 first authorships and 27 co-authorships in renowned journals like Nature, Nature Genetics and Nucleid Acids Research.