Eric Schwegler

Background: I studied Biomedical Chemistry in Mainz: My studies comprised both the synthesis of drugs and their mode of action on a molecular level. During my Master Thesis, I focussed on drug development for Neglected Tropical Diseases. They became my main research interest when I realised their fatal impact on people in development countries.

The GRK is… a forum for young researchers which favours networking, exchange of ideas and critical reflection of the own topic in an interdisciplinary environment.

As a member of the GRK with a natural scientific background, I want to contribute ideas and a natural scientific point of view on other members’ projects where it may be required.

My goal is… to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases.

My project… will comprise new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases. I further intend to study the temporality of Neglected Tropical Diseases in order to clarify their impact on health, economy and everyday life in development countries.

During my PhD studies, I will therefore employ both a humanistic and a natural scientific approach to investigate Neglected Tropical Diseases.