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Interface Functions of the Intestine between Luminal Factors and Host Signals (PhD)    Back

Technical University of Munich Course Type: PhD Start Date: To be announced
Location: Munich, Germany Duration: Full time - 3 Years


The PhD training on "Interface Functions of the Intestine between Luminal Factors and Host Signals" is a GRK, which stands for "Graduiertenkolleg" and means a research training school for PhD students with an embedded and coordinated education program. Our consortium of partners unifies a huge spectrum of expertise centered around the intestine - the organ that separates food and human metabolism.
Our GRK addresses specific intestinal functions in health and disease such as transport of nutrients and non-nutrient components (amino acids, iron, phytosterols), gut microbial functions with challenges by pathogens and probiotics and the responses of the enteric nervous system, the intestinal and systemic immune systems and the hormonal control circuits that determine overall body homeostasis. Special emphasis is put on the role of environmental factors causing disbalances of intestinal functions that lead and contribute to the development of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Morbus Crohn and Colitis ulcerosa. The experimental research projects are embedded into an educational program with mandatory scientific seminars, lab-courses and a personal career development program based on personal mentoring, soft-skill teaching and courses on career options in academia and industry.

Full time

3 Years
Munich, Germany

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dorothea Wörner
University accredited:
Last update: 20/05/2016