Research Training Group 1947 “Biochemical, Biophysical, and Biomedical Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species on Biological Membranes - BiOx”
The DFG-funded Research Training Group (RTG) 1947 “Biochemical, Biophysical, and Biomedical Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species on Biological Membranes - BiOx” is a joint project of the UMG and the faculty of mathematics & natural sciences of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald.
Biological membranes delimit and define living cells and determine their interaction with the surroundings. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) can significantly influence the physico-chemical properties and thus the physiological functions of biological membranes. The RTG 1947 “BiOx” aims to overcome the traditional boundaries between biochemistry, biophysics, medicine, botany and pharmacy and to investigate the mechanisms of ROS/RNS generation and the interactions with all components of biological membranes.
The RTG 1947 “BiOx” receives a funding of approx. 3.5 million euros from October 2014 to April 2019 and has the prospect of a 4.5-year extension in case of a successful re-evaluation. Currently the first cohort of doctoral candidates participates in the RTG’s interdisciplinary educational program and works intensely in the research projects. Four of these projects are hosted by the UMG in the Institute for Medical Biochemistry ans Molecular Biology and in the Clinic for Internal Medicine A.
Christopher Horst Lillig
Institute for Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Phone: +49 3834 86-5407