The ARDRE Programme

Programme Coordinator: Pidder Jansen-Dürr (Institute of Biomedical Ageing Research)

Project team (UIBK Departments in brackets): Frank Edenhofer (Molecular Biology), Bert Hobmayer (Zoology), Ilse Kranner (Botany), Klaus R. Liedl (General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry), Thomas Magauer (Organic Chemistry), Dirk Meyer (Molecular Biology), Ute Rothbächer (Zoology), Hermann Stuppner (Pharmacognosy), Jörg Striessnig (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Kathrin Thedieck (Biochemistry), Werner Zwerschke (Biomedical Ageing Research)


Duration: 2001-present (long term ecological research)

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The interdisciplinary doctoral programme ARDRE (Ageing, Regeneration, and Drug Research) is a doctoral training programme for early stage researchers (ESR) of all nationalities. ARDRE is co-funded by the EC H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie action dedicated to research into ageing across the animal and plant kingdoms, research in stem cells and regeneration, as well as drug research. DP ARDRE provides excellent training and transferrable skills to high-potential ESRs interested in the research areas biology, chemistry and pharmacy.

ARDRE students benefit from structured training in both research-relevant and professional skills by combining the knowledge, expertise, equipment and analytical methods available in the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of University of Innsbruck. ARDRE is supported by collaborations from the academic and non-academic sectors. This allows the ARDRE students to develop into a new generation of biologists, chemists and pharmacists focused on modern developments in ageing and regeneration research.

One of the 12 ARDRE students, Nicki Marami-Zonouz, is based at the Department of Botany, where she studies the underlying mechanisms of seed ageing. Nicki also works on Hydra, with the aim to uncover mechanisms of ageing and regeneration that are shared by plants and animals.

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