Dorsal root ganglion function in human neuropathic pain
  • Analysis of presence, quality and intensity of pain with in-vivo functional imaging markers of DRG perfusion and permeability in the painful and inflammatory radiculopathies 

  • MRI imaging in patients with spinal cord injury 

Study of chronic pain in patients treated by surgical pain management
Human embryonic (hESC’S) and human induced pluripotent stem cells
(hiPSC’s) derived nociceptors: a new tool to study molecular mechanisms of pain
  • Human stem cell-derived nociceptors and mechanoceptors

  • Co-cultures with keratinocytes and other cells to study cell-cell interactions

  • Testing potential novel therapies on human neurons

BDNF as target for chronic pain treatment: When and where?
Jing Hu
  • Specific contribution of BDNF from primary afferents and glia

  • Dissection of spinal circuits in mice, molecular analyses


  • Annual International Research Symposium 2018

    Annual International Research Symposium 2018

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  • Linette Tan wins German Pain Prize

    At the German Pain Congress (Deutscher Schmerzkongress), SFB Scientist Dr. Linette Tan was honored with this year's prize for basic science. Other scientists working in the Heidelberg Pain Consortium also received prizes.

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  • Young Scientists Retreat

    On 1-2 October 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium Young Scientists Team hosted the Young Scientists Retreat at the Siegfriedbrunnen Ringhotel in Grasselenbach.

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  • Nitin Agarwal wins Rising Star Grant

     Dr. Nitin Agarwal has been awarded a grant in this year's "Rising star initiative", presented by Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.


  • Grant writing workshop

    In July 2018, the Heidelberg Pain Consortium hosted a grant writing workshop for trainees and postdocs 

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