Directors of the selected DZKJ partner sites (from left to right): Prof. Dr. Klaus-Michael Debatin (Ulm and Deputy Spokesperson DZKJ), Prof. Dr. Neeltje van den Berg (Greifswald/Rostock), Prof. Dr. Antje Körner (Leipzig/Dresden), Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein (Munich), Prof. Dr. Ania Muntau (Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Marcus Mall (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner (Göttingen and Spokesperson DZKJ). Photo: UMG/Simone Schröder

DZKJ enters the start-up phase

German Centre for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ) will become a new partner of the German Centres for Health Research (DZG) from 1 June 2024. The nationally organised and networked research centre will receive 30 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research during the two-year start-up phase. The DZKJ office will be located at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG). The aim of the Göttingen partner site is to develop personalised medicine specifically for children and adolescents with neurological and developmental diseases.
MBExC member Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner, Göttingen, spokesperson for the DZKJ and Director of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the UMG, explains the mission of the new center: “Paediatric and adolescent medicine encompasses the entire complex spectrum of diseases of the developing organism. Cross-organ disease mechanisms and treatment approaches play a central role here. Thanks to the close collaboration between the experts at the DZKJ, the latest research findings will benefit young patients directly and promptly.”
Link to the UMG press release (in German)