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

  • Diet-Induced Metabolic Alterations
    Dr. Alexander Jais, Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG)
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  • Molecular Obesity Research
    Dr. Dr. John Heiker, Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG)
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  • Vascular Epigenetics
    Dr. Bilal Sheikh, Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG)
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  • Cell and Organelle Size Control
    Dr. Kurt Schmoller,  Institute of Functional Epigenetics (IFE)
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  • Primärzilien und Energiemetabolismus
    Dr. Jantje Gerdes, Institute of Diabetes and Regeneration Research (IDR)
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Junior Research Groups: Lung Biology and Allergy Research

  • Cellular Therapeutics in Chronic Lung Disease
    Dr. Yuval Rinkevich, Institute of Lung Biology and Diseases (iLBD)
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  • Systems Medicine of Chronic Lung Diseases
    Dr. Herbert Schiller, Institute of Lung Biology and Diseases (iLBD)
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  • Innate Immunomodulation
    Dr. Julia Esser-von Bieren, Institut für Allergieforschung (IAF)
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Junior Research Groups: Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

  • Deciphering the genetic basis of human immune response variation
    Dr. Sarah Kim-Hellmuth, Institute of Translational Genomics (ITG)

  • Illuminating Neuronal-Astrocytic Pathways for Sleep Homeostasis
    Dr. Rhiannan Williams, Institute of Neurogenomics (ING)
  • Chromosome dynamics and genome stability
    Dr. Stephan Hamperl, Institute of Epigenetics and Stem Cells (IES)
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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 (ICB)
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  • NMR-based structural biology of disease-linked membrane proteins
    Dr. Franz Hagn, Institute of Structural Biology (STB)
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  • Genetic and Epigenetic Gene Regulation
    Dr. Matthias Heinig, Institute of Computational Biology (ICB)
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  • Data-driven Computational Modelling
    Dr. Jan Hasenauer, Institute of Computational Biology (ICB)
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  • Systems Medicine of Diabetes
    Dr. Jan Krumsiek, Institute of Computational Biology (ICB)
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  • Computational Biomedicine
    Dr. Michael Menden, Institute of Computational (ICB)
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Junior Research Groups: Infection and Immune Biology

  • The Role of Viruses in Contaminant Biodegradation

    Dr. Li Deng, Institute of Virology (VIRO)
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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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