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.

 

Associated Junior Research Groups at the CMMC

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

Sebahattin Cirak

assoc. JRG II – Neuromuscular disorder

Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group
Center of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
http://www.cmmc-uni-koeln.de/research/research-areas-projects/research-area-c-molecular-mechanisms-and-metabolic-control-of-tissue-degeneration-and-regeneration/sebahattin-cirak-assoc-jrg-i/

Leo Kurian

assoc. JRG I - Developmental and regenerative RNA biology 

JRG-Leader of NRW Stem Cell Network

Institute for Neurophysiology
http://www.kurianlab.com

 

We warmly welcome our new JRG Leaders who started in 2019

Alessandro Annibaldi

Robert Hänsel-Hertsch

Simon Pöpsel

Dr. Sebahattin Cirak CMMC Cologne
Dr. Sebahattin Cirak

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

associated CMMC-JRG II

+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. Leo Kurian CMMC Cologne
Dr. Leo Kurian

Institute for Neurophysiology / RG location - CMMC Building

assoc. CMMC-JRG I

+49 221 478 89692

+49 221 478 6276

Institute for Neurophysiology / RG location - CMMC Building

Robert-Koch-Str. 21

50931 Cologne

www.kurianlab.com

CMMC Profile Page