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25.10.2018

The funding initiative of Johanna Quandt now comprises more than 300 people from the Ber-lin life sciences

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Stiftung Charité honors seven further Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows and sets up a new innova-tion program

The Charité Foundation has approved further funding from its Private Excellence Initiative.The number of scientists supported by this funding package rises to more than 300.

The entrepreneur Johanna Quandt, who died three years ago, launched the Private Excellence Initiative in 2013 to strengthen the life sciences and medicine in Berlin.The latest selection meeting of the Charité Foundation focused on the decisions on new Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows.
Nearly three million euros in funding were made available in the fifth round of bidding to bring the seven new fellows from the USA, Great Britain, France and Austria temporarily to Germany and to enable them to set up their own working group in Berlin. Among the fellows already admitted are, among others, three Nobel Prize winners.The program of the Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows is a cooperation of the Charité Foundation and the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

Excellent u.a. has been:Prof. Dr. Rudolf Zechner, University of Graz (Austria)
Project: Adipose triglyceride lipase in chronic heart failure
Host: Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Kintscher, Charité - University Medicine Berlin

In addition, the Charité Foundation launches a new pilot program to promote inventions in the field of medicine: the Inventors for Health program. Starting with one million euros, entrepreneurs with promising ideas are to be identified at an early stage and specifically promoted. The program is being carried out in cooperation with SPARK Berlin, the University of Tel Aviv and other Israeli partners (seeseparate press release 2018-09-03).

The Private Excellence Initiative Johanna Quandt now comprises a total of 13 different funding programs.The decisions are taken by the scientific advisory board appointed by the Charité Foundation, chaired by Professor Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kleiner. With a funding volume of 40 million euros, it is one of the largest private individual grants to promote German

To the Charité Foundation

The Charité Foundation sees itself as a pacemaker and creative impulse generator for the
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and its partners, in particular the Berlin Institute for Health Research | Berlin Institute of Health (BIH). In her activities, she places people with her talents at the center and promotes projects that ultimately benefit society. With its structure and working methods, the Charité Foundation seeks to model the constructive partnership between an academic institution and an independent foundation.
Further information: www.stiftung-charite.de

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