Funding for Gasoline-Engine and Myelofibrosis Research
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is establishing ten new research groups as well as two clinical groups and a research training group nationwide.
The new partnerships will receive a total of around 47 million euros. The maximum funding period for these research groups and clinical research groups is two three-year periods, while research groups at colleges can receive funding for two four-year periods. The alliances enable scientists to devote themselves to current issues in their fields and to establish innovative working directions. Clinical research groups are characterized by the close connection between scientific and clinical work. Two RWTH proposals were also newly approved.
The Clinical Research Group "Mechanisms and Molecular Target Structures of Myelofibrosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasias (MPN)" is dedicated to myelofibrosis research. Myeloproliferative neoplasias are rare chronic diseases in which increased growth of hematopoietic cells can lead to malignant alteration of the connective tissue in the bone marrow - myelofibrosis. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the disease in order to identify new therapeutic approaches. The speaker of the research group is Professor Tim Brümmendorf from the RWTH Chair of Internal Medicine with a focus on oncology and hematology. The coordinator is Professor Steffen Koschmieder, also from the Chair of Internal Medicine. The group may be contacted via email.
The research group "Cyclical Fluctuations in Highly Optimized Gasoline Engines: Experiment and Simulation of a Multiscale Chain of Action" headed by Professor Heinz Pitsch of the Institute for Combustion Technology aims to gain a better understanding of instabilities in the internal engine processes of gasoline engines through fundamental research and systematic analysis. From this, appropriate simulation methods are to be developed that enable a significant increase in fuel efficiency and thus contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Press and Communications