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DFG-Forschungszentrum für Experimentelle Biomedizin

The Rudolf Virchow Center is the DFG Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine and a central institution of the University of Würzburg. In January 2002 the Center was established as one out of three DFG-approved (in summer 2001) pilot projects with which the DFG wants to support national “Centers of Excellence”. Currently, nine research groups divided into the sectors Junior Research Group, Core Center and Research Professorships are working on the field of target proteins: proteins, which are very essential for cellular functions and therefore of  utmost importance for health or diseases. Research at the Rudolf Virchow Center always means strong cooperations with national or international laboratories. To strengthen this cooperations in Würzburg and to fund very interesting highrisk projects, in 2006 the RVZ Network was added: six projects of established external scientists from Würzburg were choosen and are  funded since then. Closely associated with the Rudolf Virchow Center,  the Bio-Imaging Center, initiated in 2005, comprises research groups funded by the State of Bavaria and the University of Würzburg in order to develop and apply imaging techniques for target proteins. Meanwhile there are two groups in the center. With the BSc/ MSc program in Biomedicine at the University of Würzburg and the Graduate School for Life Sciences for graduate students, in cooperation with the Faculties of Biology and Medicine, the Rudolf Virchow Center has its own occupational field. The Graduate School is funded within the scope of the first funding period of the "Exzellenzinitiative".The Public Science Center, the Public Relations department of the Rudolf Virchow Center, is committed to the dialogue between science and society.


DFG-Forschungszentrum für Experimentelle Biomedizin
Joseph-Schneider Str. 2
97078 Würzburg
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