Four young scientists received LOCOTACT iRTG MD Fellowships 2022!
LOCOTACT at the 65th German Congress of Endocrinology (DGE) Annual Meeting
On Saturday, 19.03.2022, the LOCOTACT symposium was chaired by Professor Dagmar Führer-Sakel (Essen) and Professor Jens Mittag (Lübeck). During the symposium, our CRC/TR 296 members Dr. Helge Müller-Fielitz, (Lübeck), Professor Lars Möller (Essen), and Professor Henrik Oster (Lübeck) gave insights in their scientific research. LOCOTACT members were present in various sessions of the congress; among them PIs Dr. Steffen Mayerl (P19), Professor Joachim Spranger (P15), and iRTG students Nuria López Alcántara (P14), and Julia Maier (P12).
Prior to opening of the DGE annual meeting, Professor Dagmar Führer-Sakel was invited to give a statement in the online press conference. In this context, she gave our consortium a stage and presented the topics and aims of LOCOTACT to the attending journalists. You can access a record of the press conference here: DGE Congress press conference
Medical Tribune LOCOTACT
ERC Consolidator Grants for outstanding Scientific Work
Funding period extended - UMEA Clinician Scientist Program enters next round
The program "Excellence in Medicine: Clinician Scientist Academy of the University Medical Center Essen" (UMEA) will be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with approximately 2.6 million euros for another three years.
Since 2018 UMEA is headed by LOCOTACT spokesperson Dagmar Führer, who is also Vice-Rector for Research and Early-Career Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
We congratulate for this great achievement.
Research Data Management in Medical and Biomedical Sciences
On 20 and 22 June 2022 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) the INF project and the Research Data Services (RDS) of the University of Duisburg-Essen (https://www.uni-due.de/rds/) will jointly offer in cooperation with the ZB MED (https://www.zbmed.de/) a workshop on Research Data Management (RDM) in Medical and Biomedical Sciences in the CRC/TR 296 LOCOTACT. The workshop will provide a general introduction to the basics of RDM in addition to best practices, subject-specific requirements, and examples from the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).
The two-day workshop will take place online and is intended for all-qualification-level (bio-)medical researchers, especially for PhD/MD students of the CRC/TR 296 LOCOTACT, postdocs and PIs are also welcome to join. The course will be taught in English.
LOCOTACT Lectures - Miguel López
We thank Prof. Miguel López for his fantastic talk entitled “Obesity Wars: A new hope, hypothalamic AMPK targeting”.
Prof. López gave insights in his work and his stunning findings about hypothalamic AMPK targeting in the context of obesity treatment. His research group “NeurObesity” is based in the Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain.
We are curious about his future investigations and wish him a successful research year 2022.
Heike Heuer invited to Dutch Endocrine Meeting 2022
On the second day of the Meeting, Heike Heuer held her talk on "Thyroid hormone transporters as cell-specific gate-keepters".
Congratulations to Dr. Steffen Mayerl (LOCOTACT PI) who has been awarded with the Karl-Oberdisse-Preis 2022!
The "Karl Oberdisse Prize" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology is awarded for the best clinical or experimental work in the field of endocrinology and diabetology, which has been developed to a substantial extent in North Rhine-Westphalia by a physician or scientist.
LOCOTACT Lectures - Matthias Gunzer
We thank Prof. Matthias Gunzer for his delightful talk about “Neutrophils in sterile and infectious inflammation“ with stunning images of biological structures and processes.
Prof. Gunzer demonstrated the impressive imaging possibilities his Lab and Team provides.
We enjoyed the fruitful discussion afterwards and are happy to welcome him in the future for further insights in his work.