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Else Kröner-Fresenius-Graduiertenkolleg (EKF-GK)



in Frankfurt
Prof. Dieter Steinhilber

Funded by the

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Graduiertenkolleg from
January 2015 – June 2019

Dr. Hans Kröner-Graduiertenkolleg from July 2010 – Dec. 2014



The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Graduiertenkolleg (EKF-GK) Eicosanoid and Sphingolipid Signalling in Inflammation, Cancer and Vascular Diseases is funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung since January 2015 and continues the Dr. Hans Kröner-Graduiertenkolleg (HKG). Its aim is to understand of the physiological and pathophysiological roles of eicosanoids and sphingolipids in inflammatory processes as well as in cancer and vascular biology. The academic goal is to train excellent graduate students/PhD students for careers in molecular medicine, pharmacy and biology.
The Research Training Group is a joint academic and research venture between the Goethe-University in Frankfurt and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The EKF-GK thus continues and extends the unique multidisciplinary scientific environment and the well-structured teaching programme and supervision scaffold that has already been established between the two institutions and which was strengthened by the DFG-funded Research Training Group 757 “Roles of eicosanoids in biology and medicine” from 2002-2010.
The EKF-GK as the HKG before was evaluated by three external reviewers with an on-site evaluation similar to DFG procedure.

All PhD students are members of FIRST and take part in the FIRST educational programme such as the FIRST-ZAFES Core Curriculum on Drug Research development and Safety. The EKF-GK hosts its own annual Summer and Winter Schools in Löwenstein and Obergurgl/Austria, respectively. PhD student speaker is Rajkumar Vutukuri who also holds this position for the Graduate Centre FIRST BioMed.