Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Junior Research Groups

The Junior Research Group Program (JRGP) has been an integral part of the Center's support measures for junior researchers’ careers. The CMMC offers junior scientists with exceptional credentials an excellent opportunity to further their academic career.

The Center provides funding for up to three internationally competitive JRG leaders. The selection process for appointing scientists as JRG leaders has been initiated. The groups not only have access to the CMMC´s infrastructure and administration, but are also provided with considerable funds for personnel, equipment and running costs, as well as negotiable additional funds that enable the group leaders to further strenghten their research project. The support of the JRGs is comparable to the Emmy Noether-Programm by the DFG and equivalent to a non-tenured Assistant Professorship with a running period of 5 (+3) years. 

In 2019 the CMMC awarded three open positions as CMMC JRG leaders in the field of Molecular Medicine to the following three outstanding young scientists based on an international, highly competitive recruitment procedure.

Overview of CMMC Junior Research Groups


Associated Junior Research Groups

The CMMC also supports Junior Research Groups working in the field of Molecular Medicine that are funded by external institutions as "associated JRGs" by providing access to lab/research space and the Center’s infrastructure.

These associated JRGs benefit from the CMMC´s dynamic allocation concept of lab/research in the CMMC Research Building. Currently the CMMC supports the following associated Junior Research Groups

Overview of CMMC associated Junior Research Groups

We warmly welcome our new JRG Leaders who started in 2019

Dr. Alessandro Annibaldi CMMC Cologne
Dr. Alessandro Annibaldi

Laboratory of Cell Death, Inflammation and Immunity - JRG location CMMC

Principal Investigator - CMMC JRG 12

+49 221 478-37455

Laboratory of Cell Death, Inflammation and Immunity - JRG location CMMC

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

CMMC Profile Page

Publications on PubMed

Dr. Robert Haensel-Hertsch CMMC Cologne
Dr. Robert Haensel-Hertsch

Laboratory of (Epi)Genome Structure and Stability - JRG location CMMC

Principal Investigator - CMMC JRG 10

+49 221 478 96988

07071 29-5171

Laboratory of (Epi)Genome Structure and Stability - JRG location CMMC

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Köln

CMMC Profile Page

Dr. Simon Poepsel CMMC Cologne
Dr. Simon Poepsel

Laboratory of Structure and Biochemistry of Epigenetic Regulators - JRG location CMMC

Principal Investigator - CMMC JRG 11

Co-Principal Investigator -  A 12

+49 221 47896987

Laboratory of Structure and Biochemistry of Epigenetic Regulators - JRG location CMMC

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

CMMC Profile Page

Publications on PubMed

Dr. Leo Kurian CMMC Cologne
Dr. Leo Kurian

Institute for Neurophysiology / RG location - CMMC Building

Principal Investigator - A 07

CMMC - assoc. Junior Research Group 01

+49 221 478 89539

Institute for Neurophysiology / RG location - CMMC Building

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

www.kurianlab.com

CMMC Profile Page

Dr. Sebahattin Cirak CMMC Cologne
Dr. Sebahattin Cirak

Dept. for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine / RG location - CMMC Building

CMMC - assoc. Junior Research Group 02

+49 221 478 4693

+49 221 478 7789

Dept. for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine / RG location - CMMC Building

Kerpener Str. 34

50931 Cologne

https://kinderklinik.uk-koeln.de/forschung/musculo-skelettale-erkrankungen/

CMMC Profile Page

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Nieves Peltzer CMMC Cologne
Dr. Nieves Peltzer

Department of Translational Genomics / RG location - CECAD Building

CMMC - assoc. Junior Research Group 03

 

+49 221 478 84083

Department of Translational Genomics / RG location - CECAD Building

Joseph-Stelzmann Strasse 26

50931 Cologne

CMMC Profile Page

Publications on PubMed

Dr. rer. nat. Katarzyna Bozek CMMC Cologne
Dr. rer. nat. Katarzyna Bozek

RG location - CMMC Building

CMMC - assoc. Junior Research Group 04

+49 221 478 6276

RG location - CMMC Building

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

CMMC Profile Page

Publications on PubMed