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GRK 2350 - Research Training Group Adverse childhood experiences

The GRK examines the neurobiological, somatic and psychosocial consequences of traumatic childhood experiences (up to 18 years, adverse childhood experiences, ACE). Integrated into the central research priorities of the ClMH and both medical faculties of the University of Heidelberg, the GRK benefits of existing research groups on ACE and cohorts as well as of the experience made in many years with Graduate programs.

Link to the Research Training Group GRK 2350: http://www.grk2350.de

Position Name
Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl

Deputy Spokesperson

Dr. Julia Isabell Herzog
Administrative Coordinator Dr. Sylvia Cackowski

Project groups:

  • Projekt A1: Type and Timing of ACE and Brain Morphological Alterations, C. Schmahl, G. Ende
  • Projekt A2: The Impact of Early Social Adversity on Social and Emtional Competence in Later Life and the Underlying Neurobioloical Mechanisms, R. Spanagel, A. C. Hansson
  • Projekt A4: Resilience Factors in the Mannheim Study of Children at Risk, T. Banaschewski, N. Holz
  • Projekt B1: Emotion Processing in Individuals wth ACE - a Daily Life Study, I. Niedtfeld
  • Projekt B2: ACE and Stess Sensitivity: the Modulatory Role of the Social Environment, H. Tost, A. Meyer-Lindenberg
  • Projekt B3: Loneliness, Social Belonging and ACE: Deteminants and Treatment, M. Bohus, S. Lis
  • Project B4: The Relationship of ACE and Violet Video Gaming: Effects on Pain Perception, Pain-Related Empathy and Aggression Towards Self and Others, H. Flor, S. Becker
  • Projekt B5: Stress sensitivity, Emotion processing and cue-reactivity in substance-related disorders: the influence of ACE, F. Kiefer, S. Vollstädt-Klein
  • Projekt C2: Childhood Escape - Late Life Risk for Obesity and Diabetes, M. Deuschle, H.-P. Hammes (UMM), S. Witt
  • Projekt C3: ACE and Biological and Psychobiological Markers of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, S. Lis, W. Reindl (UMM)
  • Projekt C4: The Impact of Early Social Adversity on the Development of Myofascial Low Back Pain - an Animal Experimental Study, R.-D. Treede (UMM), R. Spanagel

GS 880 - Research Training Group Vaskular Medicine

In the Vaskular Medicine research area, International Research Group 880 cooperates with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL) to contribute to graduate education at the Mannheim Medical Faculty. The research program comprises areas closely linked to common and widespread illnesses, such as cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes and cancer. Additionally, the most important triggers of endothelial damage, such as inflammation, are explored.






Prof. Dr. H.-P. Hammes

Phone: +49 621 383-2663,



Prof. Dr. H. Moshage

Tel.: +31 50 361-2364,

Coordination Mannheim

PD Dr. J. Kroll

Tel.: + 49 621 383-9965,


Prof. Dr. B. Yard

Tel.: +49 621 383-3771,

Coordination Groningen

Prof. Dr. J.-L. Hillebrands

Tel.: +31 50 363-8995,


Prof. Dr. M. Schmidt

Phone: +31 50 363-3322,


S. Englert

Phone: +49 621 383-9767,

Project 18: Platelets and Endothelial Precursor Cells extracted from Cell Cultures: the Influence of Serotonin Metabolism on Differentiation and Function

Project information


  • apl. Prof. Dr. Michael Deuschle
    Phone: +49 621 1703-2564, e-mail
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Florian Lederbogen
    Phone: +49 621 1703-2402, e-mail
  • apl. Prof. Dr. Patrick Schloss
    Phone : + 49 621 1703-2901, e-mail


NAR - Graduate Program Dementia

The social and natural scientists and doctors in the Network Aging Research explore interdisciplinary aspects of the aging process that affect overall aging in humans..

The Aging Research Network at Heidelberg University opened the „Graduate Program Dementia“ on March 1, 2010. Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse and Prof. Dr. Konrad Beyreuther are its scientific directors. Interdisciplinary work on dementia is intended to have a signaling effect and influence cooperation among the health professions needed in our highly differentiated health care system.

Brochures (German version)


Position Name Contact
Scientific Direction Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther

Tel.: +49 6221 54-6845,

  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Kruse

Tel.: +49 6221 54-8180,


Dr. Birgit Teichmann

Tel.: 06221 54-8124,

Basic biological research and medical aging research:

Research Area Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Frölich
    Phone: +49 621 1703-3002 (Secretariat), e-mail

Molecular and biomedical basis of aging processes:

Determinants, mechanisms and implikations for the prevention, early diagnosis and therapy of aging-associated diseases

Molecular basis for aging-associated memory weakness

  • Prof. Dr. Dusan Bartsch
    Tel.: +49 621 1703-6202, e-mail

Neurobiological research into aging-associated reduced sensitivity to natural boosters and drug boosters: the role of “clock” genes

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Spanagel
    Tel.: +49 621 1703-6251, e-mail

Medical Biometry/Biostatistics Master's Study Program

The Master’s study program is an in-service program at the Medical Faculty at Heidelberg University that involves a total of 23 required courses. The Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics organizes the program.

Heidelberg University Hospital

Heidelberg University

This is a hybrid study program that unites medicine and statistics, and prepares students to work as medical biometricians. The program aims to bring the areas of medicine and statistics together and as such allows for successful medical research.

Postition Name Contact

Contact at Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics

Dr. Marietta Kirchner

Phone: 06221 56-7784,



Andrea Wendel

Phone: 06221 56-4141, e-mail

Courses in the in-service Master’s program are taught by a number of instructors as a rule. The Course Coordinator is responsible for selecting the instructors involved.

Prof. Stefan Wellek, Head of the Biostatistics Department at ZI, numbers among the regular instructors. He is also a member of the Examining Board for the study program at the Mannheim Medical Faculty.


  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Wellek
    Phone: +49 621 1703-6001, e-mail

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de