Joint Partnership Research Funding Scheme

Next call

Summer/Autumn 2020

Call information

Cardiovascular diseases are a global problem, which is why the DZHK collaborates with researchers worldwide.

In 2018, the DZHK launched a joint funding scheme with the British Heart Foundation (BHF). In this first round of funding, approximately four million euros (two million per partner) were available. Since the second call (deadline of October 2019), the Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) has participated as a third partner in the international research funding program.

In Germany, members of the DZHK (DZHK Principal Investigators or "DZHK Scientists") are eligible to apply.

These are the projects from the first call:

Project 1: “Genetic discovery-based targeting of the vascular interface in atherosclerosis”

German partners:
Prof. Jeanette Erdmann (coordinator), Universität zu Lübeck
Prof. Heribert Schunkert, German Heart Centre Munich
Prof. Christian Weber, LMU Munich

British partners:
Prof. Hugh Watkins (coordinator), University of Oxford
Prof. Shu Ye, University of Leicester
Prof. John Danesh, University of Cambridge

Project 2: “Spatially resolved cellular and molecular drivers of cardiac remodeling in healthy and failing hearts”

German partners:
Prof. Norbert Hübner (coordinator), Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Prof. Thomas Eschenhagen, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and BIMSB

British partners:
Dr. Michela Noseda (coordinator), Imperial College London, National Heart and Lung Institute
Dr. Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Prof. Stuart Cook, Imperial College London, National Heart and Lung Institute

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