Research Networks

A remarkable number of Research Networks is currently pooled in the COMM. Three Research Centers offer optimal framework conditions for multidisciplinary cooperation to investigate defects of cellular signal processing in various diseases. Four (transregional) Collaborative Research Centers, one Research Unit, one International and two integrated Research Training Groups, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) further strengthen the NanoBioMed focus of the Saarland University. Furthermore, six Joint Research Projects receive funding by the European Commission. Some of these Research Networks are collaborating projects with other Universities, e.g. with the University of Kaiserslautern, the LMU Munich, the University of Freiburg, the University of Heidelberg, the Leipzig University and the University of Aachen.

Research Centers (buildings)


 

CIPMM

The Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM) follows a broad, interdisciplinary approach to investigate the integration of dynamic membrane processes in the nervous system into functions of the immune and neuroendocrine systems.

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PZMS

The main scientific objective of the Preclinical Center for Molecular Signal Processing (PZMS) is the identification and validation of membrane proteins as new target structures for the pharmacological treatment of genetic disorders of human body homeostasis.

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IMED

The Clinic for Internal Medicine (IMED) combines five clinical departments of the University and the University Hospital under one roof, and thus uniquely facilitates the application of interdisciplinary findings by merging research, teaching and medical care.

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Collaborative Research Center


 

SFB 894

The SFB 894 investigates a wide range of Calcium signaling, from the molecular mechanisms of their creation to their integrative effects on the whole body.

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SFB 1027

The central topic of this SFB 1027 is the theoretical and experimental modeling of non-equilibrium processes in biological and in particular cellular systems.

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SFB/TRR 152

The research of this SFB/TRR 152 will help overcome a merely genetic classification of TRP channels by means of physiologically relevant functional criteria.

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SFB/TRR 219

Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Research Units


 

FOR 2289

This initiative aims to discover some of the fundamental principles by which calcium influences the disease processes of neuroinflammation and -degeneration.

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Research Training Groups


 

IRTG 1830

The IRTG 1830 investigates selected membrane transporters, protein targeting and translocation across biological membranes, protein folding, and the role of membrane proteins in developmental processes and diseases.

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Integrated GRK of the SFB 1027

Physical Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Processes in Biological Systems

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Integrated GRK of the SFB/TRR 219

Cardiovascular complications in CKD

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EU projects


 

iManageCancer

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CoMMiTMent

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HISENTS

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RELEVANCE

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EU-GliaPhD

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NEUROFIBRES

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Former Research Networks


 

  • SFB 530 “Spatio-temporal interactions of intracellular signalling molecules” (1999-2011)
  • GRK 377 “Cellular regulation and growth” (1998-2007)
  • SFB/TRR 57 “Organfibrose. Von den Mechanismen der Schädigung zur Beeinflussung der Erkrankung” (2009-2012)
  • GRK 845 “Molecular, physiological and pharmacological analysis of cellular membrane transport” (2003-2013)
  • GRK 1326 “Calcium-Signaling and Cellular Nanodomains” (2005-2015)
  • FOR 967 “Functions and mechanisms of of ribosomal tunnel Exit ligands” (2008-2014)
  • KFO 129 “Mechanisms of resistance development and optimization of antiviral strategies in hepatitis C virus infection using integrative models in biomathematics and bioinformatics” (2005-2010)
  • KFO 196 “Signal transduction in adaptive and mal-adaptive cardial remodeling-processes” (2007-2012)