The annual report of the IZKF Münster informs its readers about the work carried out in 2017. The annual report 2017 of the IZKF is available in the Scientific Office and can be downloaded Progress Report 2017
We mourn the loss of our honored colleague and former IZKF spokesman Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Georg Peters, who died in a tragic accident on 08 August this year. Georg Peters was a longtime member of the IZKF, and member of the Board of Directors from February 2001 to April 2012, which he chaired from 2006 to 2012 as spokesman. He shaped the IZKF and faculty focus "Inflammation and Infection" like no other. His untiring work for the IZKF mission and his ceaseless commitment at the highest scientific quality have contributed significantly to the success of the IZKF. He also made a name for himself in various committees of academic self-administration of the Medical Faculty and University, most recently as Chairman of the Senate of the WWU. Our condolences go especially to his wife and family. We will miss Georg Peters very much and always remember him.
The board and the scientific office of the IZKF on behalf of all members.
In June 2018 the IZKF announced the call for the new program Clinical Translation Start Trials Program "ClinicStarT". This program aims to promote short-term, collaborative, near-patient clinical research projects designed to directly prepare for an externally-funded investigator-initiated trials trial. Particularly innovative, clinical feasibility studies, clinical intervention studies and clinical observational studies, which currently receive no industrial funding will be considered for funding.
Who can apply?
Sientists of the Faculty of Medicine with a doctoral degree, provided they fulfill the following criteria:
- Proof of excellent preliminary work in the respective area of expertise, documented by peer-review publications and third-party funding.
- Applicants should be a full-time member of the Medical Faculty at least during the period of funding.
The application deadline ended on 24 August 2018. Detailed information about the program can be found HERE
On 01 June 1996 the first 25 research projects commenced their research work at the IZKF Münster, which was funded as one of eight centers by the BMBF as part of the nationwide funding measure "Gesundheitsforschung 2000". Over the last 20 years, the IZKF Münster has financed 260 research projects, 98 research rotations and 12 junior research groups with a total volume of more than 90 million euros. Interdisciplinary, efficient and high-performance structures for patient-oriented clinical research were set up in order to strengthen the research profile of Münster's Medical Faculty, including the transparent allocation of research funds based on performance criteria, the targeted promotion of junior scientists by funding research rotations for clinicians and junior research groups, the establishment of faculty-wide core units and technology platforms accessible to all faculty members, the consistent evaluation of support measures and structural developments.