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Funding "RNA Biology & Cancer"

We are grateful for the following support of our research:

Current Funding

2022 - 2025
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Mechanisms of nonstop mutations in tumor suppressor genes

2021 - 2023
German Cancer Consortium (Deutsches Konsortium für Translationale Krebsforschung DKTK)
Treatment Prediction and Reverse Translation of the Molecular Tumor Board Freiburg
(Freiburg, jointly with Prof. Dr. Anna-Lena Illert, Dr. Carla Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Tilman Brummer)

2021 - 2024
Baden-Württemberg Foundation "International Excellence Program"
RNA at centrosomes and midbodies: Impact of RNA-mediated phase separation during cell division

(to Dr. Maiwen Caudron-Herger in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Isabelle Vernos, Barcelona)

2020 - 2023
German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe)
RNA-dependent Functions in Mitosis and Cancer

2020 - 2023
German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe)
Efficacy, molecular determinants and mechanisms of a combination therapy of ATRA and DNA-hypomethylating agents in lung adenocarcinoma
(Freiburg, together with Prof. Dr. Michael Lübbert)



Past Funding

Scholarships (to lab members):

Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research (HIGS) 

Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (HBIGS)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Past Competitive Funding:

2021 - 2022
Wilhelm Sander Foundation
RNA Damage Signaling in Response to Therapy: Mechanisms and functions in the cellular response to cytotoxic stress and RNA degradation

2018 - 2021
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Defining the mechanisms of a new class of cancer mutations in the tumor suppressor genes SMAD4, PTEN and CDKN2A

2016 - 2020
NCT 3.0 Integrative Project in Basic Cancer Research
Dysregulation of Protein Translation in Cancer

2016 - 2017
German Research Foundation (DFG): SFB 850
Function of Non-coding RNAs in Metastasis

2015 - 2018
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Function of Non-coding RNAs in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

01 / 2013 - 12 / 2015
Cluster of Excellence: CellNetworks
Joint Research Project in the EcTop 5: "Non-coding RNA" with Sylvia Erhardt, ZMBH
Long non-coding RNAs in Mitosis

10 / 2011 - 09 / 2016
Helmholtz Virtual Institute: Resistance in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Long non-coding RNAs in CLL

01 / 2010 - 12 / 2013, extended: 12 / 2014
Transregio TRR77 of the German Research Foundation (DFG): Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Non-coding RNAs in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

01 / 2009 - 12 / 2013, extended: 12 / 2015
Helmholtz-University-Junior Research Group of the Helmholtz-Association, the DKFZ and the Institute of Pathology, University of Heidelberg
microRNA Biogenesis, Regulation and Function in Cancer

Helmholtz NG-INVEST Programme
Loss-of-function screening platform for non-coding RNAs in Cancer

07 / 2009 - 06 / 2013
Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant of the European Commission
Function of non-coding RNAs in lung cancer

07 / 2009 - 06 / 2012
DKFZ-MOST-Cooperation Program with Ofer Mandelboim, Jerusalem
Regulation and function of viral and cellular microRNAs controlling the immune response

05 / 2006 - 04 / 2008
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Characterization of microRNA regulation and function in developmental and tumorigenic processes

12 / 2002 - 07 / 2004
PhD Scholarship Award of the German Academic Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
Characterization of Cyclin A1 interacting proteins and analysis of their role in the pathogenesis of human malignancies

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