Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Project Number: 231396381

Welcome to the RTG 1947

Welcome to the RTG 1947

RTG 1947 Events and Outreach Activities

RTG 1947 Events and Outreach Activities

The RTG organizes workshops, seminars and other events within its accompanying graduate programme. For us, this an effective way to stimulate scientific exchange and collaborations.



Christina Schaal wins poster prize

Once again we have a poster winner! Congratulations to Christina Schaal, who was awarded for her poster among 80 other young scientists on the 21st International Conference on Oxidative Stress Reduction, Redox Homeostasis and Antioxidants- Paris Redox 2019 ! The titel of her poster was "Aquaporin-8 is Crucial for the permeability of hydrogen peroxide in insulin-producing cells"

The conference was held at University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris on June 20 - 21, 2019.

During Paris Redox World Congress 2019, the role of antioxidants as modulators of redox signaling pathways rather than players that counteract oxidative stress was discussed. Furthermore, the mechanisms by which cells respond to oxidative stress and prevent cell damage and cell death were analysed. Also oxidative stress evaluation was highlighted and the recent advances on biomarkers, related to redox alteration were discussed.

Paris 2019 aimed to make an important contribution towards a better understanding of redox control in physiological and pathological states that will lead to new therapeutic and disease-preventive agents.

From October 2014 the DFG is funding the Research Training Group 1947 Biochemical, Biophysical, and Biomedical Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species on Biological Membranes - "BiOx" - at the University of Greifswald and the University Medicine Greifswald.

Biological Membranes define living cells and determine their interaction with their environment. Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) profoundly affect the physico-chemical properties and thereby the physiological functions of biological membranes.

In an interdisciplinary and interfaculty approach we aim to overcome the traditional boarders between biochemistry, biophysics, medicine, botany, and pharmacy to analyse the mechanisms of ROS/RNS production and interaction with all constitutents of biological membranes.

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Prof. Dr. Christiane A. Helm (Speaker)
University of Greifswald

Institute of Physics
Felix-Hausdorff-Strasse 6
DE-17487 Greifswald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)3834 420 4710
Fax:+49 (0)3834   86 4712

PD Dr. Christopher H. Lillig (Vice Speaker)
University Medicine Greifswald

Institute for Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DE-17475 Greifswald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)3834 86 5407
Fax:+49 (0)3834 86 5402