News and Events


February 3

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Francesca Seta, PhD, Vascular Biology Section, Boston University School of Medicine

Novel insights on molecular and cellular determinants of arterial stiffness

Where: online meeting

When: 5:15 pm

January 12-15

GRK 2381 Welcome Week

Where: online meeting



December 7

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Dr. Remco Megens, Imaging and Biophysics Shared Resource Lab, LMU Munich

Laser scanning microscopy in cardiovascular research

Where: online meeting

When: 12:15 pm

June 25

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Dr. Polina Geva, Boston University

The effect of bicarbonate and cell structure on signaling in retinal rods and cones

Where: online meeting

When: 4 pm


June 17

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Prof. Michael Marletta, University of California, Berkeley, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Nitric Oxide Activation of Soluble Guanylate Cyclase

Where: online meeting

When: 5 pm

May 6

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Prof. Michele Jacob, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston

ß-Catenin in Human Autism

Where: online meeting

When: 4 pm

April 1- Postponed for April 29

GRK 2381 Science Forum, Doctoral researcher presentations

Alexandra Böttcher (Project 7), Mariagiovanna Barresi (Project 1) and Melanie Cruz Santos (Project 2)

Where: IFIB, small lecture hall 

When: 12:15- 1:45 pm

April 17

First GRK paper published!

Congratulations to Philine Marchetta on her work on cGMP and hearing loss.

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March 4

GRK 2381 Science Forum, Doctoral researcher presentations

Malte Roeßing (Project 4), Marcel Kremser (Project 5) and Thomas Pham (Project 6)

Where: IFIB, social room, 2nd floor

When: 12:15- 1:45 pm

February 5

GRK 2381 Science Forum, Doctoral researcher presentations

Dominic Gonschorek (Project 8), Philine Marchetta (Project 9) and Johanna Rodriguez (Project 3)

Where: IFIB, social room, 2nd floor

When: 12:15- 1:45 pm

January 29

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Prof. Gerald Meininger, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Missouri

Novel insights into vascular stiffness in hypertension and aging involving the vascular smooth muscle cell

Where: IFIB, social room, 2nd floor

When: 12:15- 1:45 pm

January 16

First visit of GRK 2381 doctoral researchers in Boston in November 2019

With support from the Reinhard Frank-Stiftung, four of our doctoral researchers (M. Barresi, A. Böttcher, T. Pham, M. Roeßing) and our training coordinator (Prof. R. Lukowski) were able to make a short-term trip to our partners in Boston in November 2019. This visit was extremely useful to get in touch with host PIs and their laboratories and to establish solid grounds for the future exchange of junior scientists. Our doctoral researchers also presented a poster of the GRK 2381 at the cGMP Forum in Boston and had the opportunity to network with pharma industry. For a full version of their report on their first academic Boston experience, see here.

News Archive


December 13

Christmas Breakfast GRK 2381

Where: IFIB, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 4, social room, second floor

When: 10 am - noon 


December 2-6

The cGMP World I (Seminar on scientific background and methods in cGMP research)

Where: IFIB, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 4, Seminar Room 2 (north entry level, right-side)

When: 8:15 am -11 am 

Exam: Friday, December 13, 9-10 am, IFIB seminar room 2



November 29

Good Scientific Practice Course, Schiller & Mertens

Where: IFIB, conference room 225, ground floor

When: 9 am - 4 pm 

Mandatory for all GRK 2381 doctoral students


November 18

8th Methods and Techniques Lectures

Where: Conference Center Schnarrenberg UKT, 1st floor (Building 520, Otfried-Müller-Str. 6)

When: 9 am - 4:30 pm 

Final Program


November 6

GRK 2381 Science Forum

Prof. Bernd Pichler, Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy

Preclinical multiparametric imaging and beyond: new tracers, novel methods, converging data

Where: IFIB, social room, 2nd floor

When: 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 


October 21

Drivers of tumorigenesis in pre-leukemia bone marrow failure syndromes

Prof. Dr. Yulia Skokowa, University's medical clinic, Tübingen

Where: IFIB, small lecture hall

When: 5 pm


October 9

GRK 2381 Science Forum, organisational meeting

Where: IFIB, social room, 2nd floor

When: 12:15 pm- 1:45 pm

More: Schedule October 2019- July 2020


August 1

Welcome! Our first doctoral students have started.


July 25

Mini symposium on "Live (and high-resolution) cell imaging"

Where: Institute of Pharmacy, 9th floor, 9A29

When: 1 pm- 4 pm



July 8

"You are a killer!"- Speaking about laboratory animals in public and in private. Dr. Florian Alexander Dehmelt, Pro-Test Deutschland e.V.

Where: IFIB, small lecture hall

When: 5 pm


July 2- 5

Welcome Week for the GRK 2381 new doctoral students

Where: participating institutions

When: July 2- 5, all day

Agenda GRK 2381 Meeting


May 24

GRK 2381 at TÜFFF

Where: Hörsaalzentrum Morgenstelle

When: May 24, 3 pm- 10 pm

Incoming doctoral students have presented the GRK 2381 at the TÜFFF (Tübinger Fenster für Forschung, German only) to an audience of all ages.

We thank our numerous visitors, tall and small, for their interest, and our team, Melanie, Philine, Moritz and Thomas for doing a great job.

Here are some impressions: 


December 18

9th International Conference on cGMP

cGMP: Generators, Effectors and Therapeutic Implications

Where: Mainz (Germany) 

When: 14-16 June 2019



November 16

New Research Training Group "cGMP: From Bedside to Bench"

The newly approved GRK 2381 investigates new therapeutic options for established cGMP-modulating drugs.

When: Starting July 2019