(Vienna, 07-12-2015) At the last board meeting of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) held in December 2015, a Special Research Programme (SFB) and a Doctoral Programme (DK), which involve a high participation of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, were approved.
The Special Research Programme “Towards prevention and therapy of allergy” has the strongest integration of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology and is led by Rudolf Valenta, Head of the Division Molecular Immunopathology at the Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research.
Stephan Böhm from the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology is the speaker of the PhD-Programme “Cell Communication in Health and Disease” (CCHD).
The participating principal investigators of the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology are Barbara Bohle, Heimo Breiteneder, Sabine Flicker, Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Johannes Huppa, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Winfried Pickl, Rudolf Valenta, Susanne Vrtala, Ursula Wiedermann-Schmidt and Hannes Stockinger.
From the 9 million Euros approved to the program projects more than 5 million Euros are allocated to projects proposed by principal investigators of the Center which means that for the next 3 years 9 PhD positions and 12 PostDoc positions for 21 highly motivated early stage researchers can be created at the Center.