The Faculty of Medicine and Collaborative Research Center 1181
The last of our teams to join the third leg of Science Sets Sail is The Faculty of Medicine and Collaborative Research Center 1181
FAU’s Faculty of Medicine places great importance on the links between research, teaching and healthcare, allowing it to quickly put research findings into practice to benefit patients and strengthen medical training.
The Faculty’s Research Focus Areas – immunology and infection research, renal and cardiovascular research, neuroscience (including pain and eye research) and tumour research – are tied together by its expertise in molecular medicine, clinical trials and medical engineering.
The objective is to ensure that research data can be transferred quickly to clinical practice. This is known as translational research. One of the Faculty’s most promising projects is the Leading-Edge Cluster ‘Medical Valley’, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In the area of immunology and infection research, FAU is the national leader in terms of DFG funding.
Science Sets Sail supports translational research
“Ongoing and prior interdisciplinary collaborative work with physicists, chemists and others proved to be an invaluable source for ideas and elaborate research at the Faculty of Medicine. We are convinced, that this trip will facilitate the strengthening and establishment of innovative research projects.”
The Faculty strives for excellence in all spheres of biomedical research. ‘The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1181 – Checkpoints for the Resolution of Inflammation’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2015, is a highly interdisciplinary network of FAU scientists. We aim to expand this network, to develop novel research projects together with Baltic partners as well as other scientists from Erlangen. Science Sets Sail will allow our team to foster ideas for the investigation of new therapy options or novel diagnostic tools. This collaboration harbours the potential to generate results that can be translated into clinical applications in the near future.
Team Medicine Science Sets Sail contact:
Department for Internal Medicine 3 – Rheumatology and Immunology
Phone +49 9131 85 39109