The Special Research Area for Trauma Medicine at Ulm University Medical Center has been extended for the second time by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In the third funding phase, the CRC 1149 „Danger Response, Disturbance Factors, and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma“ will receive over 11 million euros. The research aims to improve the treatment of severely and critically injured individuals by understanding complex body responses to trauma at molecular, cellular, organ, and organism levels. The collaboration involves 19 interdisciplinary projects and 20 institutes from the university and the medical center.
The focus is on investigating factors that hinder healing and long-term complications, as well as promoting healing processes and regenerative potentials. The research strives to develop better therapies for effective trauma treatment, emphasizing translational approaches.