Research

At the Medical Faculty of Ulm University we focus our research on major questions of our time like aging and age-related diseases as well as trauma research.

Research Profile of the Medical Faculty

The gloved hand of a researcher holds a petri dish filled with culture medium in a laboratory environment - Symbolic picture for Research.

At the Medical Faculty of Ulm University a research profile has been developed during recent years, strengthened through directed appointment of professorships, external funding and faculty resources. The main research topics are:

Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-associated Diseases

  • Stem Cell Aging, Signal Transduction Pathways, Apoptosis
  • Hemato-Oncology
  • Translational Peptide Research
  • Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases

Trauma Research / Musculoskeletal Research

  • Physical Trauma
  • Psychic Trauma


These research areas are strengthened by 27 nationally and internationally funded research networks coordinated in Ulm (as of April 2020).

These developments were accompanied by a remarkable increase in third-party funds acquired (more than 50% in ten years) and in publication output (over 100% more cumulated impact factor points in ten years). Compared to other medical faculties in Germany Ulm is ranking clearly above the average for third-party funds per professor.

Research Networks   Selected Publications

Core Facilities

A complemental measure for strengthening the scientific performance is the implementation of core facilities that provide resources for shared cross-institutional use and to external partners.

Core Facilities

Internal Funding

Young academics are our assets for the future. Therefore we support their research initiatives in manifold ways.

Promotion of Young Scientists

Collaborative Research Centers

CRC 1279 – Exploiting the Human Peptidome for Novel Antimicrobial and Anticancer Agents

CRC 1149 – Danger Response, Disturbance Factors and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma

CRC 1074 – Experimental Models and Clinical Translation in Leukemia