On 1st July, the starting signal was given for the IRTG 2773 „Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders” between the TU Dresden and King’s College London.

The latest project between the Technische Universität Dresden and King’s College London celebrated its kick-off on 1st July. The DFG-funded International Research Training Group (IRTG 2773) „Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders” started with 17 PhD and MD students in Dresden so far and is scheduled to run for four and a half years.

The students were welcomed into their transnational research groups, supervised by both Dresden and London PIs, where they will receive interdisciplinary training in neuropsychiatric research.

In early September, in conjunction with two international conferences, they will meet their London colleagues for the first time, who will finally form a group of 30 interdisciplinary doctoral students. Together, they will study risk factors and pathomechanisms of affective disorders and dedicate their three-year doctoral research to improving the prevention, early detection and treatment of affective disorders from basic research to clinical application.

Please visit the IRTG website for a detailed description of the program: https://transcampus.eu/project/mental-health/irtg2773/