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 August 2012 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

Successful Junior Research Group Leaders (2012 - 2018)

In August 2012 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.

Jay Gopalakrishnan

former JRG IX - Mechanisms and regulation of centrosome assembly

joined the CMMC in 2012 - since July 2018 associated CMMC member
Prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP)
http://zmmk-ccb.uni-koeln.de

accepted W2-Professorship at the Institute for Human Genetics - University Düsseldorf in July 2018

Argyris Papantonis

former JRG VIII - Systems Biology of Chromatin

joined the CMMC in June 2013 - since July 2018 associated CMMC member
Curriculum Vitae
http://zmmk-sbc.uni-koeln.de

accepted W2-Professorship at the Institute for Pathologie - University Göttingen in November 2018

Alvaro Rada-Iglesias

former JRG VII - Developmental Genomics

joined the CMMC in May 2013 - since June 2018 associated CMMC member
Curriculum Vitae
http://zmmk-ari.uni-koeln.de

accepted Professorship at the University of Cantabria, Santander, ES in June 2018

 

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.de

Jay Gopalakrishnan

CMMC JRG Leader: 2012-2018
since 2018: professorial position, Univ. of Düsseldorf, DE

Argyris Papantonis

CMMC JRG Leader: 2013-2018
since 2018: professorial position, Univ. of Göttingen, DE

Alvaro Rada-Iglesias

CMMC JRG Leader: 2013-2018
since 2018: professorial position, Univ. of Cantabria, Santander, ES

Dr. Sebahattin Cirak

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

Dr. Sebahattin Cirak

Work +49 221 478 4693

Center of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Kerpener Str. 34
50931 Cologne

https://kinderklinik.uk-koeln.de/erkrankungen-therapien/muskelzentrum/

Robert-Koch-Str. 21
50931 Cologne


Dr. Leo Kurian

Institute for Neurophysiology / RG location - CMMC Building

Dr. Leo Kurian

Work +49 221 478 89692

CMMC Research Building
Robert-Koch-Str. 21
50931 Cologne

www.kurianlab.de