JCF - Junior Career Fellowship
This Fellowship is awarded for a period of 12 months to support medical students with ambitions in particular in molecular medicine. Integrated into one of the eight MMPU groups, selected fellows will have the opportunity to conduct a challenging project for their MD thesis and to start networking with internationally renowned scientists and physicians.
Qualified HRCMM Junior Career Fellowship applicants submit their application via the Hartmut Hoffmann - Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS) of the University of Heidelberg. JCF awardees are also integrated into the HBIGS program.
Open MD positions in HBIGS labs can be found on this page HBIGS open PhD positions.
Open MD positions in MMPU labs can be found on this page: Calls
Our successful JCF awardees 2013 are:
Juliane is an MD student at Heidelberg University and works on pediatric T-ALL ( T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in the group of Andreas Kulozik (Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Pulmonology). The aim of her project is to understand the pathways involved in leukemogenesis and to find prognostic markers for childhood T-ALL.
Aenne Solvejg Thormählen
Aenne is an MD student at Heidelberg University and works on myocardial infarction. She joined the group of Heiko Runz (Institute of Human Genetics) in spring 2013 for her MD-thesis and uses cell-based assays to characterize rare coding genetic variants for their possible influence on blood lipid levels and the risk of cholesterol-associated cardiovascular diseases.
Varun is an MD student at Heidelberg University in the group of Rohini Kuner (Institute of Pharmacology) and the aim of his project is to find new mechanisms of cancer-nerve-interaction in the context of perineural invasion in pain associated with pancreatic cancer.
He wants to elucidate these mechanisms with the help of in-vitro and in-vivo models of perineural invasion as well as human biopsies from pancreatic cancer. To investigate the ultrastructure of perineural invasion he makes use of correlative light- and electron- microscopy (3D-SEM, confocal microscopy and 3D-STORM).