Leibniz research networks

Leibniz research network immune-mediated diseases

Damage or impairment of the immune system can lead to various diseases. The aim of the Leibniz network “immune-mediated diseases” is to investigate the underlying mechanisms and to develop therapies. The IUF contributes to this network, which was created in November 2018, with its expertise in the field of environmentally-induced disturbances of the immune system (research field 4). In particular, we will focus on the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) as a critical sensor in environmentally-induced stress responses.

To the Leibniz network immune-mediated diseases

Leibniz research network crises in a globalised world

The mission of this network is to cut across three sets of boundaries – between disciplines, between different thematic fields in which crises occur, and between the academic, political, and societal spheres. The network’s strategic goal is to collect the expertise which the different participating institutes have accumulated – on financial and debt crises, environmental crises, food crises, and crises of political orders – and use this to generate knowledge about the processes, dynamics, and patterns of crises, about their systemic character, and about the suitability and social acceptability of policies devised to cope with them. This knowledge can then be applied in the resolution of future crises. IUF contributes in particular its expertise regarding the effect air pollution on human health to this network.

Leibniz research network stem cells and organoids

The goals of the Leibniz research network ‘Stem cells and organoids’ are (i) the bundling of professional and methodological-technical competences in stem cell research within the Leibniz Association, (ii) the methodological exchange in this still rather new and technically demanding field with generation of an inter-institutional added value, (iii) the further development of the field of stem cell research by providing information on the various applications of stem cells within the Leibniz Association, (iv) the promotion of the translation of stem cell research into the various fields of biomedical research, and (v) the increase of the visibility of the research branch “stem cell research” of the Leibniz Association to the outside world. The speaker function and coordination lies within IUF.