Dorsal root ganglion function in human neuropathic pain
  • Analysis of presence, quality and intensity of pain with in-vivo functional imaging markers of DRG perfusion and permeability in the painful and inflammatory radiculopathies 

  • MRI imaging in patients with spinal cord injury 

Study of chronic pain in patients treated by surgical pain management
Human embryonic (hESC’S) and human induced pluripotent stem cells
(hiPSC’s) derived nociceptors: a new tool to study molecular mechanisms of pain
  • Human stem cell-derived nociceptors and mechanoceptors

  • Co-cultures with keratinocytes and other cells to study cell-cell interactions

  • Testing potential novel therapies on human neurons

BDNF as target for chronic pain treatment: When and where?
Jing Hu
  • Specific contribution of BDNF from primary afferents and glia

  • Dissection of spinal circuits in mice, molecular analyses


  • Grant writing workshop

    In July 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium hosted a grant writing workshop for trainees and postdocs 

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  • Jan Siemens awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

    Wie der körpereigene Thermostat funktioniert: Heidelberger Pharmakologe erhält ERC Consolidator Grant für Forschung zur Wärmeregulation bei Säugetieren 

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  • Feldberg Prize 2017

    Prof. Irene Tracey was awarded the 2017 Feldberg Foundation prize and chose Heidelberg for her award lecture.

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  • Rohini Kuner honored with HMLS Award

    With the annual HMLS Investigator Award, the Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences initiative helps establish and ensure the visibility of the Heidelberg life sciences among the top international research universities.

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  • PHOENIX Science Award 2017

    The Phoenix Wissenschaftspreis was awarded to Jan Siemens

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