Alliance Stimulator Grants

The Health + Life Science Alliance Stimulator Grants provide seed funding to research group leaders at Alliance Institutions for newly established joint research projects. The Alliance Stimulator Grants support innovative interinstitutional projects, transfer/translation projects as well as interdisciplinary projects (e.g., between the life sciences/biomedicine and the social sciences/humanities) and are awarded in three categories with different aims: (1) regional collaborations, (2) national networks and (3) international visibility. The grants are expected to be drivers of innovative projects and the basis for subsequent third-party funding.

Application to the Alliance Stimulator Grants

Application is open to Members of Alliance institutions only.

Call is now open; apply by April 26, 2024.

Alliance Stimulator Projects

Bridging temporal and spatial scales in mouse brain imaging via advanced correlative microscopy
Robert Prevedel, EMBL + Varun Venkataramani, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Robert Kirmse, Leica Microsystems

Building a single cell atlas of human heart development in vivo
Eileen Furlong, EMBL + Johannes Backs, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

Composition-Structure-Function Relation in Lipid Droplet (LD) Physiology & Disease
Julia Mahamid, EMBL + Joachim Füllekrug, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University  + Britta Brügger, Heidelberg University + Natalie Krahmer, Helmholtz Diabetes Center Munich

Deciphering the impact of the gut microbiome on metabolism of oral antineoplastic drugs
Tianzuo Zhan, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University + Michael Zimmermann, EMBL + Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva, EMBL

Dysfunctional parent infant interactions in everyday life: The temporal relation between arousal, mentalizing, and dysfunctional parent infant interactions in mothers with a borderline personality disorder
Anna Georg, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Juliane Rausch, ZI Mannheim

Establishment of an international consortium for microbiome research in ethnic minorities at high risk of gallbladder cancer
Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Dominique Scherer, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Andreas Teufel, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University + Jimmy Daza, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University + Hermann Brenner, DKFZ + Georg Zeller, EMBL

High-throughput insecticide screen for the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae.
Justin Crocker, EMBL + Victoria Ingham, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

Investigating microbiome and immune cell contributions to the development of invasive colorectal cancer
Jan Korbel, EMBL + Matthias Kloor, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Georg Zeller, EMBL

MyoDiff – Improving Myogenic Differentiation
Josephine Bageritz, Heidelberg University + Moritz Mall, DKFZ + Julia von Maltzahn, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

Role of chlamydial RNA and pattern recognition receptors during Chlamydia trachomatis infections
Alexander Dalpke, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Thomas Miethke, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Sociocultural insights to strengthen precision psychiatry: a human-centered design framework to adapt and pilot a digital mental health intervention with adolescents
Shannon McMahon, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Till Bärnighausen, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Ulrich Reininghaus, ZI Mannheim + Annika Stefanie Reinhold, ZI Mannheim + Mary Mwanyika-Sando, African Academy of Public Health + Azan Nyundo, University of Dodoma + Tom Osborn, Shamiri Institute + Brenda Ochuku, Shamiri Institute + Rahim Daya, Shamiri Institute

Spatial tracing of cancer subclone-specific microenvironment interactions by highly multiplexed protein and nucleic acid imaging
Niels Weinhold, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Felix J. Hartmann, DKFZ + Marc-Andrea Bärtsch, DKFZ and Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Nina Prokoph, DKFZ and Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University + Alexandra M. Poos, DKFZ and Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

Contact

Meriam Bezohra, M.A., M.Sc.
Email: programs [at] health-life-sciences.de

Phone: +49 6221 54 15961