ERC Starting Grant 2022 for Ahmed N. Hegazy
Intestinal fibrosis is a common and serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To date, no specific medicine can yet prevent or reverse intestinal fibrosis. The aim of our ERC-StG 2022 project “iMOTIONS” is to gain a molecular understanding of the disturbed cell communication in the intestine, define novel biomarkers to identify patients at risk of developing intestinal fibrosis, and provide the means to prevent and treat fibrotic disease.
Looking forward to working with my current and future lab members on immune-stromal crosstalk in IBD both at the Charité –Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Leibniz-Institute Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin.
One Ph.D. position available - Date 24.11.2022
In the frame of an interdisciplinary Research Training Group (iRTG) from the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, my lab has one Ph.D. Position available.
12.2020 Elena von Coburg successfully submitted and defended her Master thesis entitled " Establishment of a high throughput screening approach to assess the influence of commensal gut bacteria-derived short-chain fatty acids and other products on human macrophages". Elena received her Master of Science in Nutritional Science from the University of Potsdam.
05.2020 BIH COHORT SEQUENCING GRANT secured by the Hegazy lab. The BIH Cohort Sequencing Program supports a broad range of sequencing technologies applied to patient cohorts and their respective preclinical models. The Hegazy lab will receive 140,000 EUR of funding from the Berlin Institute of Health to perform scRNA sequencing of IBD patients. Veronika Horn and Yu-Hsin Hsieh will be spearheading a project with the aim to characterise the dynamics and transcriptomics of circulating immune cell populations in inflammatory bowel disease.
12.2019 Elena von Coburg and Caitlin Jukes from the Hegazy lab together with Liviana Ricci from the Aberdeen University as well as Philipp Burt from DRFZ-Berlin were awarded the Einstein Kickbox – Young Scientist seed grant of 5.000 Euros from the Einstein Center for Regenerative Therapies (ECRT).
11.2019 Saskia Hainbuch participated in the iGEM competition 2019 in Boston, MA in the team of the Humboldt University of Berlin. The team was awarded with a gold medal and the prize “Best Plant Synthetic Biology” for an overgraduate team.
11.2019 Yu-Hsin Hsieh received a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Travel Grant to attend an EMBL practical course "The Fundamentals of High-End Cell Sorting".
05.2019 Roodline Cineus receives the TR241 Annual Retreat Poster Price for 2019. Congratulations!!!!
05.2018 SFB/Transregio 241 "Immune-Epithelial Communication in Inflammatory bowel diseases" got funded by the DFG
05.2018 A new Lichtenberg Professorship dedicated to intestinal immunity