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Ph.D. Student in Würzburg and Berlin/Germany

20 October 2020

Ph.D. Student in Würzburg and Berlin/Germany

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Würzburg and Berlin/Germany


The clinical research group KFO5001 ResolvePAIN of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is conducted by clinical and basic scientists from the University Hospital Würzburg.

Do you fit to us?
You are an open-minded, enthusiastic, committed and research-loving scientist (Master in Neurosciences, Biomedicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, etc.) having completed your studies above average. You thrive in international teams and translational research.

The 10 PhD topics are
1. H. Rittner: Function of CIRL, an antinociceptive protein, in a preclinical neuropathy model (DOI: 10.7554/eLife.56738)
2. A. Brack: Oxidized phospholipids and cholesterol homeostasis in a preclinical model of traumatic neuropathy (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05348-3)
3. C. Sommer: Chemotherapy-Induced Polyneuropathy: Analysis of biomaterials (DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcaa012)
4. C. Sommer: Social interaction in a preclinical model of chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (DOI: 10.1186/s12974-019-1462-z)
5. K. Doppler: Passive transfer model for autoantibody-induced painful ganglionitis (DOI: 10.1186/s12974-019-1462-z )
6. C. Villmann: The use of cellular/functional assays and high-resolution microscopy to characterize mechanisms of autoantibodies (DOI: 10.1002/ana.25832
7. S. Krug (Berlin): Establishment and characterization of cellular models mimicking the blood-nerve barrier (
8. G. Hein: Ecological momentary assessment in patients with chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy or complex regional pain syndrome (DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00333
9. M. Sendtner: Effect of NGF/BDNF in cell cultures using high-resolution microscopy (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00689-z)
10. M. Briese: Compartmentalized cell cultures and RNASeq (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1721670115)

You will find a highly motivate team. Your thesis will be associated with the doctoral program of the Gradual School of Life Sciences Würzburg.

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Contract length:
4 years

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Prof. Dr. Heike Rittner
Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Schmerzmedizin
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie
Oberdürrbacher Str. 6
97078 Würzburg
+49 170 7870047

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