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

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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 26 nationally and internationally funded research networks coordinated in Ulm (as of March 2024). An additional important measure is the construction of a Research Building Multidimensional Trauma-Sciences (MTW). In this context, a highly interactive platform for the quick and efficient investigation of various dangers threatening our lives, the Danger Research Hub Ulm, has been founded.

These developments were accompanied by a remarkable increase in third-party funds acquired and in publication output. Compared to other medical faculties in Germany Ulm is ranking clearly above the average for third-party funds per professor.

Research Networks   Selected Publications

Research Report

Please find current additional information in the Research Report of the Medical Faculty 2021-2022 (in German).

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 Early Career Scientists

Collaborative Research Centers

CRC 1506 – Aging at Interfaces

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