Schering Stiftung

Call Young Investigator Fund 2020 


Deadline for nominations:
April 15, 2020

Contact:
Jennifer Fielding
Project Manager, Science
Tel. 030-20 62 29 60
fielding@scheringstiftung.de


The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation offer start-up grants to fund promising research ideas by young scientists. Support is provided for projects in the fields of biochemical, neuroscience or immunological basic research with biomedical implications. The program is explicitly aimed at highly motivated young investigators who want to start an independent career and pursue their own research ideas that differentiate from the research topic of the supervisor.

The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation make possible research projects that cannot be realized with existing funds and resources and for which application for other funding is not possible because of a lack of preliminary research. The start-up grant thus lays the foundations for a subsequent multiannual third-party funding.

The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation have earmarked a total of EUR 120,000 for this grant program. Applicants can apply for up to EUR 60,000 per project.

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Young Investigator Fund 

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Start-up grants to fund promising research ideas by young scientists in the fields of biochemical, neuroscience or immunology basic research.

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Sebastian Balbach studied chemistry and medicine at the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and received his doctorate in both subjects at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine under Prof. Hans Schöler. With a postdoctoral fellowship from German Cancer Aid, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Stuart Orkin at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He now works as a physician in pediatric oncology under Prof. Claudia Rössig at the University Hospital of Münster and also heads a research project on new treatment methods for children with cancer, which is supported by the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas of the Schering Stiftung and Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Further information on the research project can be found here.

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Sofia-Iris Bibli, born in Greece, obtained her MSc in Pharmacology (2013) and her PhD with distinction in Molecular Pharmacology (2016) from the University of Athens. After completing her PhD, she was nominated by the European Society of Cardiology for two postdoctoral fellowships (ESC Basic Research Fellowship 2016 and Research Grant 2016) and moved to the Institute for Vascular Signalling at the Goethe University Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Ingrid Fleming. Her current research project aims to elucidate the role of cystathionine-γ-lyase-derived hydrogen sulfide in the homeostasis of endothelial cells in health and disease. The Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation support the project within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas. Further information on the research project can be found here.

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Dr. Ayelén González Montoro

Junior Group Leader at the University of Osnabrück

Boost - Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas 2018

Ayelén González Montoro is Junior Group Leader at the Department of Biology/Chemistry of the University of Osnabrück. Her research in the field of cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics focusses on organelles, membranes, and intracellular transport.
She received her doctorate in Córdoba, Argentina. A postdoctoral fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organization brought her to the laboratory of Dr. Christian Ungermann at the University of Osnabrück. Here she is studying structures that enable different specialized cell regions to communicate with each other. This research project was funded by the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas. Further information on the project can be found here.

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Laleh Haghverdi studied physics at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and at the University of Cologne, Germany, and holds a PhD in mathematics from the Technical University of Munich. From 2016 to 2017 she held a postdoctoral position at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK. Since September 2017, Laleh Haghverdi has been working as a Postdoc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg.
Within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas, the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation support a research project of Laleh Haghverdi. Further information on the project can be found here.

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Cordelia Imig is a neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen. She studied biology and subsequently completed the international course of study "Neuroscience" in Göttingen. She received her doctorate in 2013 at the MPI for Experimental Medicine under Nils Brose. Within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas, the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation support a research project by Cordelia Emig. Further information on the project can be found here.

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Simone Mader received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, and continued her research work as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Betty Diamond at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York starting in 2012. There she received a postdoctoral fellowship from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and was promoted to Instructor in 2017. Since her return to Europe in June 2018, she has been working at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in the research group of Prof. Dr. Edgar Meinl at the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology. Within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas, the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation support a research project of Simone Mader. Further information on the project can be found here.

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Konstantin Sparrer is Junior Research Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Virology at Ulm University. His research in the field of immunology, virology and molecular biology focusses on innate immunity, autophagy and RNA viruses.
Konstantin Sparrer graduated with a Master in Biochemistry from the University of Munich. He completed his PhD thesis in molecular virology in the lab of Prof. Karl-Klaus Conzelmann. He then joined the group of Prof. Michaela Gack as a postdoc, first at Harvard Medical School then at the University of Chicago. In January 2018 he moved back to Germany and is now a Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Virology headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchhoff and Prof. Dr. Jan Münch at Ulm University. Within the framework of the Young Investigator Fund for Innovative Research Ideas, the Schering Stiftung and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation support a research project of Konstantin Sparrer. Further information on the project can be found here.

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