Aims of our networks are:

  • Continuation and Extension of the DAAD Thematic Network: Ten for Rare: Research for Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine
  • Development of new diagnostic concepts & individualised therapies for rare diseases (especially for genetic diseases of the immune system)
  • Intensification of joint research activities on rare diseases across national borders
  • Training of future generations of physician & clinician scientists in the area of rare diseases and personalised therapies 
  • Capacity-Building and Empowerment of local experts in less privileged countries through training and international research cooperation
  • Promoting mobility and junior researchers
  • Increasing awareness towards rare diseases amongst medical staff, academics and researchers, and the general public