GRK 455: Molecular Veterinary Medicine

  • Petzinger, Ernst (Speaker, Coordinator)
  • Baljer, Georg (Project Staff)
  • Bauerfeind, Rolf (Project Staff)
  • Bergmann, Martin (Project Staff)
  • Burkhardt, Eberhard (Project Staff)
  • Clauss, Wolfgang (Project Staff)
  • Diener, Martin (Project Staff)
  • Erhardt, Georg (Project Staff)
  • Gerstberger, Rüdiger (Project Staff)
  • Hoffmann, Bernd (Project Staff)
  • Hübschle, Thomas (Project Staff)
  • Leiser, Rudolf (Project Staff)
  • Mengede, Christian (Project Staff)
  • Pfarrer, Christiane (Project Staff)
  • Roth, Joachim (Project Staff)
  • Scheiner-Bobis, Georgios (Project Staff)
  • Schuler, Gerhard (Project Staff)
  • Taubert, Anja (Project Staff)
  • Tautz, Norbert (Project Staff)
  • Thiel, Heinz Jürgen (Project Staff)
  • Zahner, Horst (Project Staff)

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Research Training Groups

Project Details


Molecular cell structures determine complex diseases. It is also becoming more successful in veterinary medicine to recognise and treat causes and consequences of diseases, genetic defects and incompatibilities on the molecular level of cell structures. The graduate students are advised to learn appropriate methods in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and pathology aiming to analyse pathophysiological processes and to understand their molecular and cellular basis. Research programmes allow studies about 1) mechanisms of cell-microbial- and cell-cell-interactions, 2) principles of the development of cytopathogenic viruses, 3) structure, function, and regulation of membrane channels and their importance for pathological conditions, 4) molecular diagnosis of genetically caused organ diseases, as well as 5) the importance of para- and endocrine compounds for pathophysiologoical processes. Besides the methodological part of the postgraduate programme the students have to prepare for the public a scientific review of pressing importance about a relevant veterinary topic. They should further organize a scientific meeting. The aspiring doctorands are allowed to use their thesis together with the certificates of the research training group to apply for a Ph.D. diploma.
Effective start/end date01.01.9831.12.07

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)
  • Centers: Center for Structural and Cell Biology (CSCM/ZMSZ)


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