Since October 2022: Derk Frank is Professor of Cardiology and Angiology at Kiel University, and Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III focussing on cardiology, angiology and intensive care medicine at the UKSH, Campus Kiel. Previously Acting Managing Director of the Department of Internal Medicine III, UKSH, Campus Kiel.
A good response to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is based on naive immune cells, whereas pre-existing memory cells are rather disadvantageous, as shown by a research team from the Cluster of Excellence PMI.
Researchers from Kiel University spent eight months examining the puzzling construction. The result: what they had found was a nearly 400 year old ship from the Hanseatic period with 150 barrels on board - a unique find in the western Baltic region.
After a break of two years due to the coronavirus, Kiel University has once again invited students from abroad to participate in its four-week summer course. The participants come from the USA, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan and 22 other countries.
Dr. Konrad Aden, Senior Clinician Scientist at the Cluster of Excellence PMI and specialist in internal medicine in Kiel, has been awarded one of three publication prizes for 2022 by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation.
The Kiel immunologist from the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation" (PMI) has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to investigate the interactions between the immune system and microbiome in detail.