Faculty of Medicine

Small organ with a huge impact – DFG extends priority programme 1629

In a bid to better diagnose and treat widespread thyroid diseases, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is extending its Thyroid Trans Act priority programme (SPP 1629) at University Hospital Essen and another 13 locations in Germany by three years. The Faculty of Medicine at the UDE, Jacobs University in Bremen, and the Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin all work together to coordinate the project. The cost of this second, three-year funding period amounts to seven million euros (taking the total funding value of this priority programme up to 14 million euros).