News of the IPT

March 2024

Dr. Dr. Karin Ziegler won the Fritz Külz Preis at the 9th German Pharm-Tox Summit. The Fritz-Külz Prize is awarded every two years by the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT) and is the DGPT's highest award for young scientiests.

Sarah Hölzl won the poster prize at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the German Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology for her Poster on “Elucidating missing X factors to understand sex bias in cardiovascular disease”.

November 2023

Daniel Andergassen, an independent Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at TU Munich, has been awarded a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This grant will support an ambitious research program focused on understanding the molecular mechanism behind sex differences observed in heart failure. A specific emphasis will be on genes that escape X chromosome inactivation in females, resulting in a higher gene dosage compared to males. This fundamental research will deepen our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying sex bias in heart failure and aims to develop RNA-based therapies for sex-specific treatments.