SFB 1039

Dear prospective candidate for our Master scholarships.

Before you take a closer look at the website of the research centre, we would like to give you some basic information about it.

Here is a short profile for your convenience:  
Signalling by fatty acid derivatives and sphingolipids in health and disease: Over the past few years it has become clear that alterations in lipid metabolism play an important role in the pathogenesis of diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer as well as in inflammation, pain and neurodegenerative diseases. This means that the molecular components of specific lipid signalling pathways are potential targets for novel therapeutics. Lipid metabolism generates signalling molecules of exceptional variability and complexity but the analytical methods used to detect lipid intermediates have been improved and the first potent therapeutics directed against lipids and lipid signalling have been introduced into the market. Therefore, interest in this area is expected to increase and lipid signalling it on its way to becoming a central topic in translational research.

If you could imagine collaborating with and becoming part of this research group during your Master Program at Goethe University and apply for the Master scholarship, click here for more detailed information:  website.

If you contact the research group please write “Goethe Goes Global - Master scholarships” in the reference line of your e-mail.

Contact (ONLY for specific questions regarding the research unit):

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Meyer zu Heringdorf, heringdorf@med.uni-frankfurt.de