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The TransCard Research School currently has 28 faculty members, who are associated with the MDC, the Charité, the Humboldt University, or the Free University Berlin. Their research covers a broad range of topics within cardiovascular and metabolic biology. Among these research groups, 53 graduate students are members of TransCard, nine of which are holding a TransCard PhD fellowship. To date, 12 TransCard students have successfully completed their thesis.


The research school is managed by the two program speakers Michael Gotthardt, MD, and Salim Seyfried, PhD, as well as the coordinator Inka Gotthardt, PhD.


April 2016
New TransCard Student
Please welcome Laura M. Mueller (Spagnoli lab), who has joinded the TransCard program on April 18th, 2016.

February 2016
Research Highlight for Holger Gerhardt
It is blood pressure that drives the opening of small capillaries during angiogenesis. A team of researchers led by Holger Gerhardt observed the process for the first time and published their findings in Nature Cell Biology. If you are interested please click here to enter the research highlights.
New TransCard Students
Please welcome Valentin Schneider (Huebner lab), Judith Huettemeister (Gotthardt lab), and Marta Bastos de Oliveira (Gerhardt lab), who have joined the TransCard program in February 2016.

January 2016
New TransCard Student
Please welcome Kristin Kraeker (Dechend/Mueller lab), who has joined the TransCard program on January 28th, 2016.

Application Fall 2016


Dr. Inka Gotthardt
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Robert-Rössle-Str 10
D-13125 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 9406 4258
Fax: +49 30 9406 2170