Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Career Advancement Groups

The Career Advancement Program (CAP) has been specifically designed to support high-potential mid-career scientists of the Medical Faculty aiming for full professorships or equivalent leadership positions at non-university research institutions. If required the CMMC provides temporarily access to high-quality laboratory space in the CMMC Research Building, access to the research infrastructure and administrative support as well as support aimed at enhancing their scientific expertise and professional skills base. The CMMC currently supports the following 8 CAP-groups.

Overview of CMMC Career Advancement Groups

CAP 08
Jan Rybniker - Clinic I of Internal Medicine
Comprehensive host-cell based antibiotic drug discovery

CAP 10
Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar - Clinic and Polyclinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Pursuing novel molecular mechanisms and treatment strategies in bronchopulmonary dysplasia: functional role of Krüppel-like factor 4 (Klf4)

CAP 11
Deniz Hos - Clinic of General Ophthalmology
The contribution of myeloid cells to corneal neovascular disease

CAP 12
Hans A Schlößer - Clinic of General, Visceral, Tumor and Transplantation Surgery
Tumor-specific endogenous immune response and immune escape in gastrointestinal cancer

CAP 13
Jan Herter - Dept. of Radiation Therapy, Radiooncology & Cyberknife
CD4 T cell reactivation in peripheral tissues

CAP 14
Mafalda Escobar-Henriques - Institute for Genetics/CECAD
Role of mitofusin 2 in health and disease

CAP 15
Maria Notara - Clinic of General Ophthalmology
Effects of UV irradiation on corneal angiogenic privilege: pterygium as a UV-induced stem cell disease model: The limbal niche and corneal avascularity

CAP 16
Grit Herter-Sprie - Clinic I of Internal Medicine
Harnessing CDK4/6 inhibition to promote T cell-mediated anti-tumor immunity

CAP 17
Sebastian P. Brähler - Clinic II of Internal Medicine
Immunobiology of glomerular diseases

CAP 18
Johannes Brägelmann - Institute for Pathology and Dept. for Translational Genomics 
Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of tumor evolution and therapy resistance

CAP 19
Phuong-Hien Nguyen - Clinic I of Internal Medicine
Deciphering the functional relevance and signal transduction network of protein kinases in the tumor microenvironment

CMMC's current CAP-Group Leaders