Exploiting the Human Peptidome for Novel Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents

The human peptidome (i.e. the entirety of peptides in the body) comprises millions of diverse agents including key regulators and effectors of innate and adaptive immunity. To date, only a small fraction of endogenous peptides has been functionally characterized and the peptidome represents an almost unlimited resource for the discovery of novel effector molecules. The main goal of CRC 1279 is thus to use the human peptidome to discover endogenous peptides playing key roles in the control of human pathogens and cancers, and to apply state of the art technologies to optimize them for translational in vivo applications.

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Whats in the news

Grand visit - Grant accepted
On July 22nd, CRC 1279 welcomed Dr. Beatrice Hahn, a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a leading AIDS researcher worldwide.

by Kristina Hopfensperger | August 19, 2019

No risk, no breakthrough
Congratulations to CRC 1279 project leader Prof. Dr. Martin Plenio! The ‘Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft’ (DFG) recently awarded Prof. Plenio with a Reinhart Koselleck project and will thus support him with about 1.5 million Euro funding within the next five years.

by Kristina Hopfensperger | August 01, 2019

Ceremonial opening of the new Center for Quantum- and Biosciences

The prime minister of Baden Wuerttemberg Winfried Kretschmann and financial secretary Gisela Splett formally handed over the new Center for Quantum- and Biosciences to Ulm University.

by Kristina Hopfensperger | July 12, 2019

Simply the best

Prof. Dr. Holger Barth wins students teaching award for ‘best lecturer’ for his toxicology lecture within the study program of Molecular Medicine at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.

by Kristina Hopfensperger | June 19, 2019

CRC1279 Students went to Lindemberg

At the feet of the Bavarian Alps and right outside the town of Lindenberg in the Allgäu, the first CRC 1279 student retreat took place on May 16th-17th.

by Mattheo Bosso | June 30, 2019

And the Poster Award goes to … Dr. Janis Müller

Dr. Janis Müller received one of two Poster Prizes at the 29th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Virology (GfV) in Düsseldorf, Germany.

by Kristina Hopfensperger | March 28, 2019

Time to say goodbye… and hello Kristina!

Annika Röcker, so far responsible for Public Relations and Event reports of the CRC homepage, will leave us by the end of March 2019. Luckily, Kristina Hopfensperger will take over.

by Dr. Annika Röcker, Kristina Hopfensperger and Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchhoff


CRC secretariat:
Kristina Wohllaib
Tel: 0731 500 65151
mail: kristina.wohllaib@uni-ulm.de

Kirchhoff, Frank, Prof. Dr.
Institute of Molecular Virology
Ulm University Medical Center
Meyerhofstr. 1
89081 Ulm
Tel.: 0731 50065150
mail: frank.kirchhoff@uni-ulm.de

    CRC 1279 Upcoming Events

  • 23rd of September 2019
    CRC 1279 Monday Seminar series with Prof. Yuxian He (cancelled)

    title to be announced
    Place: Multimedia Room, N27 Time: 15h00
  • 1st of October 2019
    Wine and cheese meeting

    open for PhD students and postdocs involved in the CRC
    Place: N27 Time: 17h00

  • For more information and previous CRC1279 Monday Seminars klick here

Building the CRC1279 Webpage

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Public Relations and Content

Kristina Hopfensperger: kristina.hopfensperger@uni-ulm.de
PhD student at the institute of Molecular Virology Ulm

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Web Design and Content

Dr. Dré van der Merwe:
Lab Manager at the institute of Molecular Virology Ulm

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Web Design

Fabian Zech:
PhD student at the institute of Molecular Virology Ulm