About the Project
The UdS-HIPS-TANDEM initiative aims to characterize, modulate and model specific microbiota from patient cohorts with regard to their relevance for infection processes. The long-term goal is to lay the foundation for an early and rapid diagnosis of infection processes and their therapeutic influence and to evaluate them in various preclinical models. This will be based on a fundamental microbiological and cell biological understanding of the pro and eukaryotic single cells and cell populations involved, as well as their cellular signals and molecular interactions.
Within the framework of this strategic research alliance between the Saarland University (UdS) and the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), joint research projects in the field of therapeutic modelling and modulation of cellular signals in infections, are facilitated in order to provide targeted support for interdisciplinary cooperation between the top research areas of the university's NanoBioMed and the non-university partner HIPS. To this end, scientists from HIPS and the faculties NT and MI at the Saarbrücken site in particular will be brought together with scientists from clinical medicine and basic medicine at the faculty M in Homburg.
Acknowledgement of the TANDEM project in publications
In case you are able to publish a paper or hold a talk with results that were obtained from a project of the TANDEM initiative, please use the following phrase to acknowledge it:
"This work was supported by the UdS-HIPS TANDEM Initiative"
Projects, Principal Investigators, and Students
Members of the Organisation Team
Prof. Dr. Claus-Michael Lehr
Head of the department “Drug Delivery” at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
Coordinator for the campus Saarbrücken
Dr. Brigitta Loretz
Senior scientist at the department “Drug Delivery” at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
Assisting coordinator for the campus Saarbrücken
Multilingual secretary at the department “Drug Delivery” at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
Secretary at the campus Saarbrücken
Prof. Dr. Markus R. Meyer
Head of the department "Experimental and Clinical Toxicology" at the Saarland University
Coordinator for the campus Homburg
Dr. Sascha K. Manier
Research assistant at the department "Experimental and Clinical Toxicology" at the Saarland University
Assisting Coordinator for the campus Homburg