IRTG

Goals

Events

Peer-to-Peer mentoring

Training program

Teaching materials

MD/PhD students

Goals

 

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) “Cardiovascular complications in CKD” will create an interdisciplinary training program to guide the PhD students within the TRR219 to become the next generation of innovative, independent and translational cross-disciplinary researchers exploiting multiple facets of CVD in CKD. This comprehensive training program covers salient aspects of the pathophysiological mechanisms triggering CVD in CKD and will achieve full participation and integration of all PhD students in early career stages.

 

The program is personalized to the individual needs of the particular PhD student. Of note, the IRTG is embedded into the existing excellently structured PhD training program in Aachen and Homburg, respectively as well as international graduate schools. We will provide each PhD student

with the needed cross-disciplinary as well as complementary soft skills to perform efficiently in the

highly demanding translational research field. Further, the IRTG serves as a network base for the TRR219 to efficiently connect the topics, technology and methods between Aachen and Homburg.

Feedback from PhD and MD students about the activities of our graduate school (Dec 2020)

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Events

2021

Multi-organ diseases - Pathological mechanisms underlying disease

April - July, 2021, weekly virtual seminars

 

My online profile and visibility as scientific expert on LinkedIn & ResearchGate

Katja Wolter; Steinbeis-Forschungszentrum Institut für Ressourcen-Entwicklung

05 May, 2021, Virtual event Read More

Seventh TRR219 workshop on Project management

09 March, 2021, Virtual event Read More

4th Cardiorenal Winter School, Joint Event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

01-03 February 2021, Virtual event Read More

2020

Sixth TRR219 workshop on GraphPad Prism & Statistics

07-10 December, 2020, Virtual event Read More

 

International workshop „Business entrepreneurship and commercialization”, Joint Event Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and

INTRICARE & SFB/TRR219

November and December, 2020, Virtual events Read More

 

Online Scientific & Career Workshop, Joint Event  SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

30-31 October, 2020, Virtual event Read more

 

 Multi-organ diseases - Pathological mechanisms underlying disease

21-25 September, 2020, Virtual seminars

 

Fifth TRR219 workshop on statistics, Joint Event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn

15-17 June, 2020 in Aachen Read more 

3rd Cardiorenal Winter School, Joint Event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

05-07 February 2020 in Seeheim-Jugenheim  Read more

2019

Fourth TRR219 workshop

01-02 October, 2019 in Homburg  Read more

 

Multi-organ diseases - Pathological mechanisms underlying disease

09-13 September, 2019  in Aachen

2nd  Cardiorenal Winter School, Joint Event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

07 February 2019 in Seeheim-Jugenheim  Read more

2018

Third TRR219 workshop

18-19 October, 2018 in Homburg  Read more

 

Multi-organ diseases - Pathological mechanisms underlying disease

03-09 September, 2018  in Aachen

 

Second TRR219 workshop

03-07 September, 2018 in Aachen  Read more

1st Cardiorenal Summer School, Joint Event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN CaReSyAn and INTRICARE & EURLIPIDS

23-25 August 2018 in Seeheim-Jugenheim  Read more

First TRR219 workshop, Joint event SFB/TRR219 & Marie-Curie ITN INTRICARE

06-08 March, 2018  Read more 

 

Peer-to-Peer mentoring

 

We established a peer-to-peer (P2P) mentoring program for MD and PhD students. It facilitates communication and integration of MD and PhD doctoral candidates with diverse background and the common interest in cardiorenal research. Additionally it nourish a common spirit within the graduate school. The P2P program is self-organized from and only for MD/PhD students. 
MD/PhD students created an open minded community to discuss different topic in an intimate atmosphere without any supervisor. The P2P has a strong networking value also for newly joining MD and PhD students

 

 

Successful start of the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) program

Nov, 2018 in Aachen  Read more

 

 

Events

If not indicated otherwise, all events are organized by our P2P organizing committee: Andrea Buescher (AG Jahnen-Dechent), Fabian Peisker (AG Kramann) and Anika Himmelsbach (AG Goettsch).

2021

January 11th

Science&Wine (open discussion)

What obstacles did I overcome during my PhD/MD – what went good and what was challenging?

 

February, 2nd

Science&Wine (open discussion)

Scientific networking in the challenging time of COVID19 – What is going well?

 

April, 14th

Science&Wine (open discussion)

Statistics with GraphPad Prism – exchange of experience

 

June, 7th

Biography presentation

Prof. Lars Blank

 

July, 13th

Project presentations from MD and PhD students

 

September, 14th

Biography presentation

Prof. Leticia Prates-Roma

 

October, 6th

Project presentations from MD and PhD students

 

November, 11th

Project presentations from MD and PhD students

 

December, 13th

t.b.a.

 

 

2020

 

January, 29st

Poster layouts – Discussion round by doctoral students

 

February, 27th

After work networking

 

March, 24th

Canceled due to COVID19 pandemic

 

April, 1st

Meet up online – scientific networking in the difficult time of COVID19

 

June, 18th

The Heart – function, disease and diagnostic, Virtual event

Dr. med. Martin Berger, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Medical Clinic 1

(organized by Eva Harlacher und Christian Hemmers)

 

August, 24th

Communication of science to the general public, Virtual event

Dr. Lars Dittrich, German science communication Youtube channel MaiLab

(organized by Maria Chiara Arrivas und Pascal Mann)

 

September, 30th

Presenting yourself in a job interview, Virtual event

Achim Toennes, Toennes consult

(organized by Katja Ermert und Burcu Yesilyurt)

 

October, 28th

Photos, graphs and figures, Virtual event

Prof. Willi Jahnen-Dechent, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Institute for Biomedical Engineering - Biointerface Laboratory

 

October, 30th

Fall Get Together with Scientific pitches and open discussion (How do I know I´m done with lab work and should start writing?), Virtual event

 

November, 24th

Mental strength for early career researchers, Virtual event

Judith Bergner, Dipl. Psych., Registered EurPsy Psychologist, Executive MBE (organized by Marina Heuschkel und Katja Krüger)

 

 

2019

 

January, 31st

Doctoral regulations

Prof. J. Jankowski, Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

February, 7th

Get together in Seeheim

 

February, 18th

Introduction to the bibliographic database EMBASE

Dr. Robert. Niebergall, Customer Consultant, Life Sciences, Elsevier Information Systems GmbH

 

March, 21st

Introduction to statistics

Giulia Ilaria Bagarolo, Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

April, 29th

Introduction to EndNote

Ms Gabriele Pinnen, Informationsdienste, Informationskompetenz, Universitätsbibliothek der RWTH Aachen

 

July, 25th

After work networking with a picnic

 

October, 1st

After workshop get together

 

October, 30th

Workshop lab techniques – Discussion round by doctoral students

 

2018

 

November, 8th

KickOff

December, 13th

Networking at the Christmas market in Aachen

Training program

 

Overview of the educational program in four modules:

(I) Research, (II) Secondment, (III) Hands-on skills, and (IV) Complementary skills.

Teaching materials

 
All teaching materials are available through a dedicated Teams folder to which all SFB students are granted access.

PhD/MD students

 

TRR219-funded students

Eva Harlacher

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

Project M-05: Inflammatory mediators linking CKD to adverse cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction

PI: Heidi Noels, Nikolaus Marx

Julia Wirth

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project M-05: Inflammatory mediators linking CKD to adverse cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction

PI: Heidi Noels, Nikolaus Marx

Juliane Hermann

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular

Cardiovascular Research

Project S-03: Mass spectrometry to identify novel regulators of pathological processes underlying CKD-associated CVD

PI: Vera Jankowski, Joachim Jankowski

Andrea Gorgels

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Biomedical Engineering - Biointerface Laboratory

Project C-03:

The pathophysiology

of lipidic calcified

particles in CKD

 

PI: Wilhelm Jahnen-Dechent

Burcu Yesilyurt

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project M-01: Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) – a mediator of Cardiovascular Diseases in Chronic Kidney Disease

 

PI: Peter Boor, Jürgen Floege

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Anika Himmelsbach

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project C-02: The role of the VPS10 domain receptor family in cardiovascular

calcification in CKD

 

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Michaela Lellig

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

Project S-03: Mass spectrometry to identify novel regulators of pathological processes underlying CKD-associated CVD

 

PI: Vera Jankowski, Joachim Jankowski

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Maryam Amini

 

PhD student

Homburg- University of Saarland

Institute of Biophysics

 

Project C-09: Role of interleukin-1α in CKD-associated cardiovascular complications

 

PI: Barbara Niemeyer

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Nassim Bouteldja

 

PhD student
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project S-02: Central platform for standardization and development of animal models and histopathological analyses


PI: Peter Boor

 

TRR219 - Associated Students

Christian Hemmers

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: The effects

of uremic toxins on fibrosis in myocardial infarction

and uremic cardiomyopathy

PI: Heidi Noels

Maurice Halder

PhD student

Marie Curie ITN INTRICARE

University Hospital

RWTH Aachen

Medical Clinic II

Project: Tracing the cellular origin of in-stent restenosis

PI: Jürgen Floege, Rafael Kramann

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Sofía de la Puente-Secades

 

PhD student

Marie Curie ITN CaReSyAn

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: Vitamin K deficiency and Vasculas Calcifiation in Chronic Kidney Disease

PI: Jürgen Floege, Joachim Jankowski

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Giulia Ilaria Bagarolo

 

PhD student

Marie Curie ITN CaReSyAn

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

Project: Plasma peptidomics to identify Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS) biomarkers

PI: Joachim Jankowski

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Carina Ciliox

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

Project: The role of cytoskeleton dynamics in intimal and medial calcification

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Pascal Mann

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project: The SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin reduces cardiac fibrosis and modulates cardiac substrate metabolism in a mouse model of cardiac hypertrophy

PI: Michael Lehrke

 

Katja Ermert

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project title: Characterisation or renal microvasculature in chronic kidney disease

 

PI: Peter Boor, Jürgen Floege

Shruti Bhargava

 

PhD student – Marie Curie ITN INCTRICARE

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular

Cardiovascular Research

Project: Characterization of the recently identified “Calcification blocking factor” (CBF) and isolation of unknown mediators inhibiting calcification processes.

 

PI: Joachim Jankowski

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Rogier Veltrop

 

PhD student – Marie Curie ITN CaReSyAn

University Hospital

RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

Project: Effect of uremia on cardiac pathology

PI: Heidi Noels

Robert Dzhanaev

 

PhD student- Marie Curie ITN INTRICARE

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Biomedical Engineering - Biointerface Laboratory

Project: Innovative platforms to generate fetuin-A based imaging agents for diagnosis and treatment of microcalcification

PI: Wilhelm Jahnen-Dechent

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Matthias Kampmann

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

Project title: The role of ER translocation in cardiovascular calcification

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Marina Heuschkel

 

PhD student

Marie Curie ITN INTRICARE

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

Project title: The role of glucose induced vascular calcification

 

PI: Claudia Goettsch, Nikolaus Marx

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Karyniotakis Konstantinos

 

PhD Student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute für Pathologie

 

Project Title:

The role of MIF in FSGS

PI: Peter Boor,

Joachim Jankowski

 

Ting Jia

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project: The role of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis(FSGS)

PI: Peter, Boor

 

Astrid Artmeyer

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: Post-translational modifications of HDL in CKD patients

PI: Vera Jankowski / In co-operation with Prof. Dr. Thimoteus Speer 

Robert Werner Mertens

 

MD student

University Hospital

RWTH Aachen

Department of Internal Medicine

Project: The role of incretin hormone GLP-2 in septic cardiomyopathy

PI: Michael Lehrke

Sven Thoröe-Boveleth

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Project: System biological analyses of plasma samples from patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD)

PI: Joachim Jankowski

Elias Haj-Yehia

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Internal Medicine

 

Project: The effect Linagliptin and Saxagliptin in acute myocardial infarction

PI: Michael Lehrke

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Fabian Peisker

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute of Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology

 

Project: Reprogramming of the (innate) immune system in chronic kidney disease as a potential driver of cardiovascular disease (cardiac remodeling)


PI: Rafael Kramann

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Jonas Heyn

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project: Mitochondria-ER-Contacts in vascular calcification

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Tobias Henning

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research

 

Project: Interaction of platlets and vasculature in thrombus formation in chronic kidney disease

PI: Heidi Noels

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Hoda Alibiglou

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project: Molecular machinery that functionally regulates TNAP activation in calcifying vascular smooth muscle cells

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Bilal Mir

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project: The role of endolysosomal maturation on the calcification potential of vascular smooth muscle cell-derived extracellular vesicles

PI: Claudia Goettsch

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Sai Sahana Sundararaman

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen Institute for Molecular Cardiovascular Research,

IZKF

Project: Calcium Sensing Receptor (CaSR), a novel player in atherosclerosis?

PI: Emiel P.C van der Vorst

Tong Xu

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project title: Functional role of desmosomes in renal disease

 

PI: Peter Boor

 

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Patrick Droste

 

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Medical Clinic II

 

Project title: PDGF in a model of glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

PI: Peter Boor, Jürgen Floege

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Sophie Schiestel

MD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

Project: The role of adipose tissue on vascular calcification

PI: Claudia Goettsch

PI: Emiel P.C van der Vorst

Ulrike Lehnert

 

MD student

University Hospital of the Saarland

Internal Medicine III

 

Project: Modulation of the sympathetic nervous system prevents the development of an atrial arrhythmogenic substrate in CKD

PI: Mathias Hohl

 

Maria Chiara Arrivas

 

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I

 

Project title: Immunomodulating role of incretins

PI: Michael Lehrke, Florian Kahles

 

TRR219 - Former Students

Dr. rer. medic. Julia Möllmann, PhD defense: Oct 2019 (now: postdoc AG Lehrke)

Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Maxeiner, PhD defense: Dec 2019 (now: postdoc AG Schütt

Dr. rer. nat. Sina Köppert, PhD defense: Nov 2020 (now: postdoc AG Jahnen-Dechent)

Dr. rer. nat. Marieke Sternkopf, PhD defense: Feb 2021

Dr. rer. medic. Tianlin He, PhD defense: June 2021

 

Dr. med. Jan Wintrich, Jan, MD defense: Jan 2019

Dr. med. David Schumacher, PhD defense: July 2019 (now: postdoc AG Kramann)

Dr. med. Felix Schreibling, MD defense: Feb 2020

Dr. med. Benedikt Linz, MD defense: Oct 2020

Dr. med. Robert Dzhanaev, MD defense: Dec 2020

Dr. med. Paula Marie Tyra, MD defense: May 2021