Junior Research Groups

Perspectives for Young Scientists

With its junior research groups Helmholtz Zentrum München offers excellent young scientists an important opportunity on their career ladder: as head of a junior research group with tenure option they can run their own working groups at an early stage and engage in independent research.

Both sides benefit from these groups: The Helmholtz Zentrum München gains excellent scientists and scientific know-how, while the scientists find a good working environment in which they can distinguish themselves for their future professional career.

Junior Research Groups: Diabetes Research

  • Adipocytes and Metabolism
    Dr. Siegried Ussar, Institute for Diabetes and Adipositas
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  • Environmental Epigenetics
    Dr. Raffaele Teperino, Institute of Experimental Genetics
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  • Immunological tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes
    Dr. Carolin Daniel, Institut für Diabetesforschung Typ 1
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  • Mechanism of Gene Regulation in T-Cells
    Dr. Elke Glasmacher, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research
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  • Molecular Endocrinology
    Dr. Nina Henriette Uhlenhaut, Institute of Diabetes and Obesity
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  • Primärzilien und Energiemetabolismus
    Dr. Jantje Gerdes, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research
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Junior Research Groups: Lung Biology and Allergy Research

  • Cellular Therapeutics in Chronic Lung Disease
    Yuval Rinkevich, Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC)
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  • Molecular Mechanisms in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
    Dr. Anne Hilgendorff, Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC)
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  • Systems Medicine of Chronic Lung Diseases
    Herbert Schiller, Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC)
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  • T Cell Biology in Health and Disease
    Dr. Stefanie Eyerich, Institute of Allergy Research
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Junior Research Groups: Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

  • Functional genomics of mitochondria
    Dr. Fabiana Perocchi, Institute of Human Genetics
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  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
    Dr. Micha Drukker, Institut für Stammzellforschung
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  • Systems Biology of Small Molecules
    Dr. Mónica Campillos González, Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
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  • Genetic and Epigenetic Gene Regulation
    Dr. Matthias Heinig, Institute of Computational Biology
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Junior Research Groups: Systems Biology, Imaging and Structural Biology

  • Single Cell Computational Epigenomics
    Dr. Maria Colomé-Tatché, Institute of Computational Biology
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  • NMR-based structural biology of disease-linked membrane proteins
    Franz Hagn, Institute of Structural Biology
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  • Novel Probes for Molecular fMRI
    Dr. Gil Westmeyer, Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
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  • Genetic and Epigenetic Gene Regulation
    Dr. Matthias Heinig, Institute of Computational Biology
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  • Data-driven Computational Modelling
    Dr. Jan Hasenauer, Institute of Computational Biology
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  • Systems Medicine of Diabetes
    Dr. Jan Krumsiek, Institute of Computational Biology
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Junior Research Groups: Infection and Immune Biology

  • Epigenetics
    Dr. Alexander Wolf, Institute of Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology
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  • Inflammation induced tissue damage and carcinogenesis

    Prof. Dr. Mathias Heikenwälder, Institute of Virology
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  • The Role of Viruses in Contaminant Biodegradation

    Dr. Li Deng, Institute of Virology

Junior Research Groups: Epidemiology and Health Economics

  • Health Economics of Lung Diseases
    Dr. Larissa Schwarzkopf, Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management
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