BMBF-Network KKNMS: Disease-related Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis
- Speaker LMU: Prof. Dr. Martin Kerschensteiner, Prof. Dr. Tania Kümpfel
- Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology
- Funding by BMBF: 2009 to2018
The disease-related competence network Multiple Sclerosis (KKNMS) is an interdisciplinary Germany-wide research network. It is one of 21 competence networks in medicine initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). They all pursue the goal of bringing researchers together in order to improve patient care. The KKNMS has been financially supported by the BMBF since 2009 and is currently in its third funding phase.
Multiple sclerosis is still incurable. According to projections, at least 200,000 people in Germany are affected - two thirds of them women. The funded projects therefore focus on the long-term improvement of MS diagnosis, therapy and quality of care. The aim is to transfer research findings into practice as quickly as possible.
In the third funding phase until the end of 2018, a total of 21 projects from clinical research and basic research will be carried out. The central contact for all members, interested parties and sponsors is the office of the KKNMS. Its headquarters are in Munich.