Junior research groups

Module III a

Eight young scientists in the area of system-oriented medical research are  given the opportunity via the funding measure “Junior research groups in systems medicine”, to pursue their own long-term research project at a German research institution. To that end they are given the chance to build up scientific expertise independently and in an interdisciplinary approach and thereby get established in system-oriented medical research. By building and managing a research group, consisting of one group leader position, one postdoctoral and up to two doctorate positions, the young scientists are given the opportunity to establish themselves, both nationally and internationally, at the highest level of science.

The first e:Med Junior research groups began work in April 2016 and are funded in a total of approx. 11 million euro over a period of five years.


e:Med Junior research groups

  • ComorbSysMed - Comorbidity patterns in inflammatory skin diseases: A systems medicine approach using machine learning and omics technologies
    Dr. Silke Szymczak, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • DiNGS - Dissecting the genetic causes of schizophrenia
    Dr. Michael Ziller, Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
  • MultiPath - A generic multi-layer model for integrating multiple types of pathway knowledge
    Prof. Dr. Frank Kramer, Universität Augsburg
  • NeuroCon - Computational Convergence of Functional and Neurochemical Fingerprints of Psychiatric Drugs
    PD Dr. Dr. Hamid Noori, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Mannheim / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen

  • PreNeSt - Pre-mapping Networks for Brain Stimulation
    Dr. Roberto Goya-Maldonado, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Quan-T-cell - Quantitative T cell immunology to inform immunotherapy and vaccination
    Dr. Michael Floßdorf, Technische Universität München
  • SYMPATHY - Systems medicine approach to establish individualized treatment of lymphoma and leukemia
    PD Dr. Sascha Dietrich, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • SysMedOs -Integration of oxidative stress into systems medicine view for obesity and obesity related complications
    Dr. Maria Fedorova, University of Leipzig