Participating research groups and available projects

Below you will find a list of project leaders participating in this recruitment call, together with projects they are offering. After registration, a detailed description of each project will be available. For more information on our project leaders and participating labs please visit the profile pages of our research labs.
Akalin, Altuna - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Computational Biology, Medical Systems Biology
Research program:
MDC-NYU Exchange Program
Project 1:
Disease classification with deep learning
Project 2:
deconvolution of cell types from cell-free DNA
 

Bader, Michael - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
PhDproject 1.pdf
Project 2:
PhDproject 2.pdf
 

Blankenstein, Thomas - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Analysis of human T cell receptor diversity selected by single HLA alleles
Project 2:
Analysis of T cell responses against naturally occurring neoantigens in novel cancer models
 

de la Rosa, Kathrin - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
 

Gargiulo, Gaetano - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Therapeutic synthetic lethality in Glioma – Exposing tumor cell vulnerabilities.
Project 2:
Transcriptional pathways underlying GBM homeostasis. – Defining molecular principles underlying Glioma heterogeneity
 

Gerhardt, Holger - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Dynamic focussing photoacoustic microscopy for preclinical imaging of angiogenesis in vivo
Project 2:
Mechanobiology and signaling controling endothelial cell rearrangements under flow
 

Gotthardt, Michael - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
A functional genomics and single cell approach to cardiovascular health and disease.
Project 2:
Cardiac splicing, single cell mechanics and -omics.
Science video:
 

Gouti, Mina - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
A 3D Organoid model to study spinal muscular atrophy
 

haghverdi, laleh - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
  
Research program:
 
 

Henssen, Anton George - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology, Computational Biology
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Extrachromosomal Circular DNA in Pediatric Cancer
 

Janz, Martin - MDC and Charité, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Characterization of differentiation, growth and survival pathways in normal and malignant lymphocyte development
Project 2:
Mouse models for human lymphoid malignancies
 

Jentsch, Thomas - MDC, FMP, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Roles of a brand-new acid activated ion channel
Project 2:
Physiological roles and regulation of volume-regulated VRAC channels
 

Junker, Jan Philipp - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Medical Systems Biology, Computational Biology
Research program:
MDC-NYU Exchange Program
Project 1:
Using RNA labeling to understand when and how single cells take decisions
 

Keller, Ulrich - MDC and Charité, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology, Translational research
Research program:
 
 

Kuehn, Ralf - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
iPS cell technology platform
Project 2:
Gene therapy using CRISPR/Cas9
 

Landthaler, Markus - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Medical Systems Biology 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Single cell sequencing of nascent mRNA to study gene activation in development.pdf
Project 2:
Posttranscriptional regulation in space and time
 

Lewin, Gary - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Molecular Exploitation of Extremeophile Mammals
Project 2:
Molecular Exploitation of Extremeophile Mammals
 

Mertins, Philipp - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Monitoring cardiac function and disease on the proteome level
 

Meyer, Irmtraud M. - Freie Universität, Berlin
Research area:
Computational Biology, Medical Systems Biology
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Discovering new classes of trans RNA-RNA interactions in vivo
Project 2:
Discovering functionally relevant RNA structures in vivo
 

Müller, Dominik - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
smoking in pregnancy
 

Niendorf, Thoralf - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Translational research, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Translational Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Where is the Pain in the Brain?
Project 2:
Thermal MR: Development of Novel Ultrahigh Field MRI Methodology and its Clinical Application
Science video:
 

Piazza, Ilaria - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Medical Systems Biology
Research program:
 
 

Pombo, Ana - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Medical Systems Biology, Computational Biology
Research program:
 
Project 2:
Developing immuno-GAM, a multiomics approach for 4D-Nucleome research
 

Poulet, James - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Neuroscience: cortical processing of thermo-tactile perception
 

Rajewsky, Klaus - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
 

Rajewsky, Nikolaus - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Medical Systems Biology, Computational Biology
Research program:
MDC-NYU Exchange Program
Project 1:
Spatial Transcriptomics
 

Sawamiphak, Suphansa - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Neuroscience
Research program:
 
Project 1:
cardiovascular-immune interactions
 

Schwarz, Roland - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Computational Biology 
Research program:
MDC-NYU Exchange Program
 

Selbach, Matthias - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Medical Systems Biology, Neuroscience
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Altered translation in autism (ALTRUISM)
Science video:
 

Spuler, Simone - Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) - MDC/ Charité, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience, Translational research
Research program:
 
Project 1:
In vivo CRISPR-Cas9-derived base editing in humanized mouse models of muscular dystrophies caused by SGCA mutation
 

Stein, Ulrike - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cancer & Immunology 
Research program:
 
Project 1:
The function of MACC1 during normal life and disease
Project 2:
Structural analysis of MACC1 and identification of functional domains for novel anti-metastatic therapies
 

Treier, Mathias - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Neuroscience
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Generation of a mammal out of the dish
Project 2:
Visualizing Brain Structure alterations caused by Human Polymorphisms that modulate Sleep/Wake regulation
Science video:
 

Wanker, Erich - MDC, Berlin
Research area:
Neuroscience, Medical Systems Biology
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Huntingtons Disease: Mechanisms of Huntingtin Lowering in Cell and Fly Models
 

Wilck, Nicola - Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) - MDC/ Charité, Berlin
Research area:
Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Translational research
Research program:
 
Project 1:
Exploring the diet-microbiota axis for immunomodulation and organ protection in hypertension
Project 2:
Understanding gut microbial community dynamics and cardiovascular risk in end-stage renal disease
 

Wolf, Jana -
Research area:
Computational Biology, Medical Systems Biology
Research program:
 
 
Please note this is not the final list. Consider to check the list regularly during the call, as more projects may be added until the application deadline