SFB 1116 Graduate School

Welcome to the pages of the SFB 1116 Graduate School

The SFB 1116 Graduate School “Master Switches in Cardiac Ischemia” is an integrated research training program funded by the DFG which aims to promote the next generation of qualified young researchers through outstanding scientific education. The SFB 1116 enables 17 scientific and medical doctoral students to prepare their doctoral thesis in cardiovascular biology and medicine.

To achieve this task doctoral students will pass a structured doctoral training which will be organized through the integrated graduate school. Therefore, the SFB 1116 aims to advance cooperative international research and learning of doctoral researchers in medicine and natural sciences in the context of tightly linked, cooperative research projects and an interdisciplinary training program to investigate the molecular mechanisms which influence cardiac remodeling in the acute and subacute phase after acute myocardial infarction including the complex crosstalk between cardiac and extracardiac cell populations, metabolic adaptation, comorbidities and ischemia-triggered systemic responses.

First Meeting



Datum: Uhrzeit: Veranstaltung:
01.10.19 - 15.12.19 ǀ 09:00 - 16:00 Practical Course:
Large Animal Model of Myocardial Infarction
15.10.19 ǀ 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture Series:
Introduction to the Pathophysiology of the Heart
22.10.19 ǀ 17:00 - 18:30 Lecture Series:
Myocardial infarction models
24.10.19 - 28.10.19 ǀ 09:00 - 12:00 Practical Course:
Myocardial Infarction(three day in the morning)
24.10.19 - 28.10.19 ǀ 13:00 - 16:00 Practical Course:
Myocardial Infarction
25.10.19 ǀ 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Seminar:
Dr. Irakli Kopaliani

Latest News


Collaborative Research Centre 1116 receives second grant for 4 years!

The German Research Foundation announced on November 26 that they will be funding the Collaborative Research Centre 1116 (CRC 1116) "Master Switches in cardiac ischemia" from the Heinrich Heine University for a second period

Two new doctor titles: Dr. Senem Sahin and Dr. Malgorzata Isic

Senem Sahin and Malgorzata Isic both successfully completed their final PhD oral examination in November and were awarded their doctor titles.  Their PhD work was conducted in the laboratory of Professor Martina Krüger. We congrat

Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post-Graduate Award goes to Erika Engelowski

The Collaborative Research Centre 1116 congratulates Erika Engelowski on receiving the Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award.  Erika is a PhD student of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheller's at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular

Annette Kronenbitter has been awarded her PhD!

On the 13th July Annette Kronenbitter was awarded her PhD with a magna cum laude. The title of her thesis is "Altered sarcomere function and myocyte calcium cycling in the remote myocardium after myocardial infarction". 

Annette comp

Ansprechpartner Graduiertenkolleg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke

Institut für Herz- und Kreislaufphysiologie
Universitätsklinikum der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-12670

Ansprechpartnerin Graduiertenkolleg

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martina Krüger

Institut für Herz- und Kreislaufphysiologie
Universitätsklinikum der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-10406
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