October 15, 2018: Status seminar PePPP in Rostock

After 1.5 years we invited you to a public status seminar of project PePPP at Rostock University. All talks were given by the junior research group leaders, postdocs and Ph. D. students. They presented their work progress and discussed the following steps.

Venue: Aula of Rostock University, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock

You can download the program here.

October 15, 2018: Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann

"Chemoinformatics and metabolomics as an extension of classical drug discovery" is the topic of the public lecture by Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann, whom the University of Rostock invites as part of the status seminar of the project PePPP.

When: October 15, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Where: University of Rostock, main building, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock, room 212.

Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann has been head of the research department of Natural and Active Chemistry at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry (IPM) in Halle since November 1, 2000. The starting point of his research are plants and fungi as a rich source of versatile natural products and enzymes. He focuses in particular on the biogenesis, isolation and synthesis of natural and active substances and develops new synthetic pathways using biocatalytic (enzymatic) and combinatorial-chemical processes.

June 13.-16., 2018: European Pancreatic Club Meeting in Berlin

Prof. Markus M. Lerch and a part of the PePPP working group gave several talks and presented six posters related to research about ER-stress at the 50th meeting of the European Pancreatic Club in Berlin. 



May 25, 2018: Presentation at the "Nationale Branchenkonferenz Gesundheitswirtschaft"

Project head Prof. Markus M. Lerch and the two doctoral students Jana Marielle Modenbach and Franziska Thiel were invited to present project PePPP at the 14th Nationale Branchenkonferenz Gesundheitswirtschaft.

Picture: Constanze Steinke, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald



March 22, 2018: Visit of minister Hesse

The minister of education, science and cultur Mrs. Birgit Hesse visited the PePPP project on March 22, 2018. Prof. Dr. Markus M. Lerch, speaker of the research association, introduced the consortium in a very enjoyable and demonstrative way. Afterwards the minister used the opportunity to talked to our junior research group leaders.

Pictures: Frank Neudörfer (Projektträger Jülich) | Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur

March 2018: Postdoctorate Dr. Supansa Pantoom receives award

Dr. Supansa Pantoom receives a most promising award in the context of initial funding of fundamental research at Rostock University Medicine. Congratulations, Supansa!



February 22/23, 2018: Project meeting in Greifswald

During the intensive two day project meeting in the main building of Greifswald University the project leaders, both junior research group leaders and all postdoctorates presented their projects. Moreover, all Ph.D. students gave a short update about their current progress.

In the evening we had invited two external speakers to give a "Science Slam talk" about their research topics. At day two of the project meeting we hold the first day of a 4-day work shop series on how to create a science slam contribution. Lead by a professional trainer we will learn within four one-day workshops how to develop and present a science slam presentation ourselves.


November 23/24, 2017: Scientific retreat in Stralsund

During two days at the end of November all project partners met in Stralsund for a scientific retreat. For the first time all doctoral students presented their research projects. The following discussions left enough time for interdisciplinary exchange and collaborations offered by the wide scope of the research project.  




July 3, 2017: Project meeting in Rostock

On July 3, 2017, all scientists of project PePPP met at the LIKAT Institute e.V. in Rostock to discuss news and ongoing work of the project.





March 31, 2017: Kick-Off-Meeting

On March 31, 2017 the official Kick-Off-Meeting of the project was hosted by the University Medicine of Greifswald. The project partners presented the research outlines of the subprojects and the scientists could get to know each other and exchanged expertise. Representatives of the "Ministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur" as well as the "Landesamts für Gesundheit und Soziales (LAGuS)" and "Projektträger Jülich" had also followed the invitation.




January 1, 2017: Project PePPP has started

On January 1, 2017, project PePPP - "Protein misfolding, ER-stress and protein degradation - Development of a systematic pipeline for individualized therapies of hereditary disorders of the liver and pancreas" has started. The project ist funded within the framework of "Exzellenzinitiative des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" over a time period of four years with a budget of almost five million Euro. Partner institutions of the research project are "Klinik für Innere Medizin A" and the "Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin" of University Medicine Greifswald, the "Albrecht-Kossel-Institut für Neuroregeneration" of the University Medicine Rostock, the "Institut für Technische Chemie" of Rostock University, "AG Nanostruktur des Zentrums für Innovationskompetenz - Humorale Immunreaktionen bei kardiovaskulären Erkrankungen" of Greifswald University and the "Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V." in Rostock. Prof. Dr. med. Markus M. Lerch, director of the "Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin A" of University Medicine Greifswald, is the spokesperson of the research project.