Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Career Advancement Groups

The recently implemented 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. The CMMC provides temporarily access to high-quality laboratory space in the CMMC Research Building, access to the research infrastructure and adminsitrative support as well as to aimed at enhancing their scientific expertise and professional skills base. The CMMC currently supports the following 12 CAP-groups.

The CMMC invited female scientists

to submit applications for the Career Advancement Program (CAP)

To further specifically promote mid-career female scientists the CMMC invited interested female scientists at the Medical Faculty and Science Faculty to submit applications for the Career Advancement Program (CAP).

The submission deadline has expired and the evaluation process has started.


Overview of CMMC Career Advancement Groups

CAP 1 - Mitochondrial dysfunction and glomerular disease

Paul Brinkkötter - Dept. II of Internal Medicine

CAP 3 - Mechanisms of axonal injury in neuroinflammation

Helmar Lehmann - Dept. of Neurology

CAP 5 - Functional implications and interaction of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment upon genotoxic stress

Christian Philipp Pallasch - Dept. I of Internal Medicine

CAP 6 - Systematic identification of significantly mutated gene groups in cancer genomes by co-expression patterns

Martin Peifer - Dept. of Translational Genomics

CAP 7 - Role of PI3Kd in atherosclerosis

Stephan Rosenkranz - Dept. III of Internal Medicine

CAP 8 - Comprehensive host-cell based antibiotic drug discovery

Jan Rybniker - Dept. of Internal Medicine I / German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)

CAP 9 - Targeting tumor angiogenesis

Roland Ullrich - Dept. I of Internal Medicine

CAP 10 - Molecular Mechanisms of pulmonary alveolar and vascular development

Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar - Dept. of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

CAP 11 - The Contribution of Myeloid Cells to Corneal Neovascular Disease

Deniz Hos - Dept. of Ophthalmology

CAP 12 - Tumor-specific endogenous immune response and immune escape in gastrointestinal Cancer

Hans A Schlößer  - Dept. of General, Visceral and Cancer Surgery

CAP 13 - CD4 T cell reactivation in peripheral tissues

Jan Herter - Dept. of Radiation Oncology and CyberKnife Center

CAP 14 - Role of mitofusin 2 in health and disease

Mafalda Escobar-Henriques - Institute for Genetics and CECAD Research Center

CAP 15 - Effects of UV irradiation on corneal angiogenic privilege

Maria Notara - Dept. of Ophthalmology

CAP 16 - Harnessing CDK4/6 imhinition to promote T cell-mediated anti-tumor immunity

Grit Herter-Sprie- Dept. I of Internal Medicine

completed Projects

CAP 2 - Mechanisms of tumor development: intrinsic and extrinsic control of cell proliferation and tissue invasion

Matthieu Clément-Ziza - CECAD Cologne