Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows

Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows are top-level scientists working abroad and recruited for continuous activities as visiting scientists at the BIH and its partners, the Charité and MDC. They are leading researchers in their field of the life sciences. The fellowships are not conceived for the classic visiting professors coming for an uninterrupted guest stay of one to two semesters (based frequently on taking leave) but for scientists remaining employed by and active at their home institution abroad while simultaneously contributing to the life sciences in Berlin on an ongoing basis.

Overview

Funding 2019-2021

Prof. Dr. John Chodera, USA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Host: Prof. Dr. Andrea Volkamer (Charité), Research project: "Computational polypharmacology: A new paradigm for selectively promiscuous kinase inhibitors

Prof. Dr. John Deanfield, UK, University College London, National Centre for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR), Host: Prof. Dr. Ulf Landmesser (Charité), Research project: "Development and validation of a novel disease modelling approach for personalised prevention and management of patients with an acute coronary syndrome – towards development of a digital prototype"

Prof. Dr. Channing Der, USA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Host: Prof. Dr. Christine Sers (Charité), Research project: "Targeting RAS and the ERK-MYC effector pathway for cancer treatment"
Prof. Dr. Bassem Hassan, France, ICM - Brain and Spine Institute, Host: Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund (Charité), Research project: "The developmental basis of neuronal circuit wiring variability and its contribution to behavior" (Renewal application, till 2020)

Prof. Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, USA, Stanford University School of Medicine, Host: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl (Charité/BIH), Research project: "Meta-Research Innovation Center at Berlin (METRIC-B): Identifying and maximizing the use of best scientific practices in biomedicine and beyond"

Prof. Dr. Maike Sander, USA, University of California, Host: Prof. Dr. Birgit Sawitzki (Charité), Research project: "Niche signaling in diabetic beta cell failure: a paradigm for deciphering the role of cellular metabolism in immune - tissue cell communication"

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Zechner, Austria, University of Graz, Host: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kintscher (Charité), Research project: "Adipose triglyceride lipase in chronic heart failure (Atgl-CHF)"

Funding 2018-2020

Prof. Dr. Thomas Südhof, USA, Stanford University, Host: Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund (Charité), Research project: “1. The functional relevance of RIM and RBP in presynaptic calcium channel localization and trans‐synaptic synapse function. 2. Electrophysiological and ultrastructural characterization of human induced neurons lacking RIM‐BP.” (Renewal application, till 2019)

Prof. Dr. Edvard Ingjald Moser
, Norwegen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Host: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz (Charité), Research project: "Role of the parasubiculum in interregional theta-synchrony in spatial navigation"

Dr. Michael Sieweke, France, Centre dImmunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), Host: Prof. Dr. Klaus Rajewsky (Max-Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine), Research project: “Engineered macrophages for cellular ther-apy“ (Renewal application, till 2019)

Prof. Dr. Viola Vogel
, Schweiz, ETH Zürich, Host: Prof. Dr. Georg N. Duda (Charité), Research project: "Mechanobiology of Tissue Growth and Regeneration"

Prof. Dr. Florian Sennlaub
, France, Institut de la Vision Paris. Host: Prof. Dr. Olaf Strauß (Charité), Research project: "Signaling at the blood/retina barrier in the recruitment of macrophages and accumulation in retinal disease" (Renewal application, till 2019)

Funding 2017-2019

Prof. Dr. Brian Kobilka, USA, Stanford University, Host: Prof. Dr. Axel R. Pries (Charité), Research project: "In silico GPCR: 'A computational microscope to determine receptor – G protein coupling specificity and functional selectivity' "

Prof. Dr. David Gutmann
, USA, Washington University School of Medicine, Host: Prof. Dr. Helmut Kettenmann (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine), Research project: "Biology and treatment strategies of low-grade gliomas"

Prof. Dr. Mario Nicodemi, Italian, Università di Napoli Federico II, Host: Prof. Dr. Ana Pombo (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine), Research project: "Understanding chromatin folding and gene regulation in disease associated genomic rearrangements"

Prof. Dr. Stefan Guenther Tullius
, USA, Harvard Medical School, Host: Prof. Dr. Johann Pratschke (Charité), Forschungsprojekt: "Vascular Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (VCA): an integrated, multidisciplinary Basic and CLinical Research Program for abdominal wall, hand, and uterus transplantation"

Prof. Dr. David J. Mooney
, USA, Harvard University, Host: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg N. Duda (Charité), Forschungsprojekt: "Biomaterial based strategies to stimulate in situ tissue formation for bone and muscle regeneration" - follow-up funding

Funding 2016-2018

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bodmer, USA, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Host: Prof. Dr. Silke Rickert-Sperling (Charité), Research project: “Congenital Heart Disease: expanding the developmental genetic network by utilizing the Drosophila heart to model patient genomic aberrations"

Prof. Dr. Bassem Hassan, Belgium, VIB / KU Leuven, Host: Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund (Charité), Research project: “The developmental basis of neuronal circuit wiring variability and its contribution to behavior"

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Müller, USA, The Scripps Research Institute, Host: Prof. Dr. Thomas Sommer (Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine), Research project: “Mechanotransduction in health and disease"

Funding 2015-2017

Prof. Dr. Florian Sennlaub, France, Institut de la Vision, Host: Prof. Dr. Olaf Strauß (Charité), Research project: “Signaling at the blood/retina barrier in the recruitment of macrophages and accumulation in retinal disease”

Dr. Michael Sieweke, France, Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (CIML), Host: Prof. Dr. Klaus Rajewsky (Max-Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine), Research project: “Control of macrophage numbers by endogenous self renewal mechanisms“

Funding 2014-2017

Prof. Dr. Thomas Südhof, USA, Stanford University, Host: Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund (Charité), Research project: “The role of RIM and RBP in presynaptic function and human neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders”