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DFG Contacts

Stand: October 8, 2019

Dr. Raphael Birke

Programme Officer
Life Sciences 3: Medicine

E-Mail: raphael.birke@dfg.de
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2735
Telefax: +49 (228) 885-713320
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Tasks and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

Cardiovascular Research Coordination

Scientific Areas of Responsibility

205-12 Cardiology, Angiology
205-13 Pneumology, Clinical Infectiology

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

205-03 Human Genetics
205-04 Physiology
205-07 Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
205-09 Pharmacology
205-10 Toxicology, Occupational Medicine and Forensic Medicine
205-26 Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Clinical Research Units

309 Virus-induced Lung Injury: Pathobiology and Novel Therapeutic Strategies
311 Cardiac and pulmonary failure: mechanical unloading andrepair

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)


84 Innate immunity of the lung: Mechanisms of pathogen attack and host defense in pneumonia
259 Aortic Disease

Clusters of Excellence (ExStra)

2026 Cardio-Pulmonary Institute (CPI)

Collaborative Research Centres

1002 Modulatory Units in Heart Failure
1116 Master switches in cardiac ischemia
1123 Atherosclerosis: Mechanisms and Networks of Novel Therapeutic Targets
1213 Pulmonary Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale
1366 Vascular Control of Organ Function

International Research Training Groups

1816 Phosphorylation- and redox-mediated signalling mechanisms in the failing heart
1902 Intra- and Interorgan Communication of the Cardiovascular System

Research Training Groups

2407 Inflammatory and cellular stress signaling: Switches to vascular dysfunction