The RTG 'vivid' focuses on the comprehensive analysis of early factors in type 2 diabetes development.
Welcome to the Research Training Group RTG 2576 "vivid - In vivo investigations towards the early development of type 2 diabetes"
About 7 million people in Germany suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Genetic predisposition and environmental factors, in particular early exposure to adverse modifiable lifestyle factors such as prenatal or juvenile overnutrition and lack of exercise have been associated with an increased diabetes risk. However, the mechanistic links between early exposures, onset of impaired insulin action in early life and inadequate β−cell function in subsequent phases are not well understood.
The aim of the research program is to better understand the critical molecular mechanisms in the early development of T2DM. Doctoral researchers in basic sciences and medicine (PhD/MD) will jointly investigate novel experimental models for early diabetes development. A structured and coherent qualification program sets the frame for sustained training and mentoring to gain comprehensive knowledge in translational diabetes research.
Call for applications:
up to 9 PhD student positions and 6 scholarships for doctoral MD students (Promotionsstipendien für Medizinstudierende)
See further details for research projects and open positions. Next scholarships for doctoral MD students are available by personal arrangement.
Online Sprechstunde für interessierte Studierende der Medizin: Jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat 18:00 Uhr
Fragen zum Programm und Doktorandenstellen?
Jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat um 18:00 Uhr stehen wir für Fragen rund um das Graduiertenkolleg zur Verfügung.
Zugang via Skype:
Prof. Dr. Regina Ensenauer
+49 211 81-17687
Department of General Paediatrics, UKD
Dr. Nicole Rockel Office Hours: Mo. - Thur. 10 a.m - 3 p.m.
+49 211 3382 558
German Diabetes Center
Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at HHU
Auf´m Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf Sprechzeiten
Office Hours: Mo. - Thur. 10 a.m - 3 p.m.