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New Research School for Precision Medicine at the Center for Neurology

The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung is funding the establishment of the “PRECISE.net” Research School at the Center for Neurology. Over the next three years, this program will support ten young physicians on their way to becoming “clinician scientists” in the field of molecular precision medicine.

Molecular precision medicine stands for a therapy in which the patient is treated individually according to his or her molecular profile and respective individual disease measures. The Else Kröner Research School “PRECISE.net” will pave the way for this innovative approach and enable young research physicians not only to learn about all the key steps in precision medicine, but also to play a leading role in the development of targeted precision therapies. They will genetically characterize patients, investigate molecular therapy approaches in preclinical cell and animal models, and initiate the first individualized therapy pilot studies and implement tailored genetic therapies. The fellows will learn state-of-the-art genetic, molecular biological, cell physiological, radiological and systems neurological methods. This will enable them to lay the foundations for future precision medicine and to combine innovative basic research projects with patient-oriented objectives and clinical questions.

The Else Kröner Research School will be led by Professor Matthis Synofzik, Head of the Research Division Translational Genomics of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Read the news by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (in German only)

In addition, an Else Kröner Medical Scientist School is being established at the Center of Neurology. This is a joint initiative with research groups from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Tübingen and will support young scientists in the field of health research. Read the news