Our group is funded by:


  • SFB/TRR57 “Liver fibrosis” by German Research Foundation, DFG
  • Individual grants by German Research Foundation, DFG (to Pavel Strnad)
  • IZKF Aachen ("Inflammation and consequences" [to Pavel Strnad])
  • Else Kroener Fresenius Foundation, Fellowship of Excellence (to Pavel Strnad)
  • START program of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University (to several lab members)
  • German Liver Foundation Fellowship for “Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency-related liver disease” (to Karim Hamesch)
  • European Association for the Study of Liver Disease, EASL - Registry grant "European registry on alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency-related liver disease" (to Pavel Strnad and Christian Trautwein)
  • German Association for Internal Medicine, DGIM - Scholarship for MD thesis "Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency-related liver disease in PiSZ patients" (to Carolin Heimes)


  • Emmy-Noether program of the German Research Foundation (to Pavel Strnad)
  • EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization; research fellow at Standford University) (to Pavel Strnad)

Awards (to Pavel Strnad)

  • UEG Rising Star 2016
  • EMBO fellowship
  • AGA fellowship
  • AASLD award