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  • Entwicklung eines innovativen Kulturbegründungsverfahrens für Eichen zur Verbesserung der Wurzelentwicklung durch kompostierbare Wurzelhüllen

    Ulrichs, Christian, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.; Dr. rer. agr. (Urban Plant Ecophysiology)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 09/2021

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

    Das Vorhaben zielt auf die Entwicklung und Erprobung eines innovativen Kulturbegründungsverfahrens für Eichen, das die Vorteile der Pflanzung (geringerer Saatgutbedarf, geringere Ausfälle) mit den Vorteilen der Saat (kurzer Zeitraum zwischen Samenern ...

  • Inventarisierung der Kohlenstoffspeicher und Kohlenstoffquellen in Abhängigkeit von Landnutzung und Böden in Kirgistan, untersucht an zwei Testflächen

    Zeitz, Jutta, Prof. Dr. agr. (Soils and Environmental Science)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen
  • Entwicklung eines Multi-Ebenen-Verfahrens zur nachhaltigen Produktion und Standardisierung der physikochemischen Eigenschaften von Sphagnum -Biomasse für die Herstellung von Standard- Kultursubstraten im Erwerbsgartenbau

    Ulrichs, Christian, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.; Dr. rer. agr. (Urban Plant Ecophysiology)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

    Sphagnum -Biomasse (SBM) eignet sich grundsätzlich sehr gut als Substratausgangsstoff im Gartenbau und damit als eine Alternative zur Verwendung von Torf in Kultursubstraten. Eine standardmäßige Nutzung von Sphagnum für die Substratherstellung ist - ...

  • Ein Bewertungstool für Kategorien der Schutzwürdigkeit und für ein fernerkundungsbasiertes Monitoring landwirtschaftlich genutzter Moore

    Zeitz, Jutta, Prof. Dr. agr. (Soils and Environmental Science)

    Duration of Project: 07/2018 - 02/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
    Ein Bewertungstool für Kategorien der Schutzwürdigkeit und für ein fernerkundungsbasiertes Humusmonitoring landwirtschaftlich genutzter Moore (BEWAMO).
    Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Moore werden derzeitig tief entwässert und intensiv genutzt; dies ver ...
  • EXGAVINE: Bewegungsspiele in der Virtuellen Realität als Therapieform neurologischer Erkrankungen

    Stein, Christian, Dr. (Cluster of Excellence 'Matters of Activity')

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 09/2021

    Financer: BMBF
    Auf Basis von Virtual Reality (VR)-Technologien sollen medizinisch-therapeutisch wirksame VR-Bewegungsspiele
    als innovatives Konzept der Therapie zur Behandlung von Patienten mit neurologischen Erkrankungen entwickelt
    werden. Als Ergänzung zu tradi ...
  • Entwicklung und Etablierung von Besucherinformationszentren als Netzwerk regionaler Kompetenzstellen für Agrobiodiversität in privaten und öffentlichen Gärten

    Ulrichs, Christian, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.; Dr. rer. agr. (Urban Plant Ecophysiology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: Brandenburg/ Sonstige

    Die biologische Vielfalt ist heute überall auf der Welt – auch in Deutschland und Brandenburg – bedroht. Allein die Tatsache, dass von 1.000 bekannten Apfelsorten nur etwa 20 Sorten im Intensivanbau und damit im deutschen Handel von Bedeutung sind, z ...

  • Jennessen, Sven, Prof. Dr. (Pedagogy for impairments of physical and motor develeopment)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 01/2022

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    Ziel der Studie ist die Erhebung der Prävalenz von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit lebenslimitierenden und lebensbedrohlichen Erkrankungen in Deutschland. Diese liegen bis dato nicht vor, was eine adäquate Versorgungsplanung der Zeilgruppe erschwert. Da ...

  • farm4.net – SmartPig Entwicklung "Smarter Sensoren" zur Messung tierbasierter Tierwohlindikatoren in der Schweinehaltung – Interpretationsregeln und Prozessstandards

    Schmidt, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Section Biological Systems Technology)

    Duration of Project: 06/2020 - 05/2023

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie
    Gegenstand des Projekts ist ein technisches System, mit dem es ermöglicht werden soll, in schweinehaltenden Betrieben, das Tierwohl zu messen, objektiv und Kennzahlenbasiert zu bewerten und richtlinienkonform zu dokumentieren.
    Die Sicherstellung von ...
  • ERA-Net-Verbundprojekt: Diversifizierung von Nahrungsmittelsystemen in Kenia und Uganda

    Mithöfer, Dagmar, Prof. Dr. (Food Chain Management)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    Diversified food systems and edible insects: Analysis of consumer preferences and markets for edible insects in Kenya and Uganda. Analysis of market entry, exit, business growth and value chain development in the edible insect business sector in Keny ...

  • A New Generation of Microbial Expression Hosts and Tools for the Production of Biotherapeutics and High-Value Enzymes

    Klipp, Edda, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. (Theoretical Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2022

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte

    The challenge addressed in the SECRETERS programme is to markedly enhance the EU’s capacity for the production of secreted high-quality recombinant proteins, with a special emphasis on therapeutic proteins (biotherapeutics) and industrial enzymes tha ...

  • Ehrenhofer-Murray, Ann, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Cell Biology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    The discovery of the clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins in bacteria and archaea and the successful application of such CRISPR-Cas systems as a tool for genome editing have revoluti ...

  • A Novel Lipid (Phosphatidylthreonine)-Regulated Calcium Homeostasis in Toxoplasma Gondii

    Gupta, Nishith, Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 02/2019 - 01/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
    The major membrane glycerophospholipid classes, described thus far, include phosphatidylcholine,
    phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) and phosphatidylinositol. Our recent work has
    demonstrated the natural occurrence and genetic ori ...
  • A Quantitative Force Map of the Mitotic Spindle

    Reber, Simone, (Integrative Research Institute for the Life Sciences (IRILS))

    Duration of Project: 05/2018 - 07/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The goal of this research proposal is to understand the way in which cells engineer micrometerscale structures. In particular, we aim to understand how different force generating systems collectively define the shape of the metaphase spindle. The bip ...

  • Cyclic di-AMP Metabolism and Functions in Streptomyces

    Tschowri, Natalia, Dr. rer. nat. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The bacterial second messenger bis-(3’,5’)-cyclic dimeric adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) is produced by diadenylate cyclases with a conserved DAC domain and degraded by DHH-DHHA1 or HD domain-containing phosphodiesterases (PDEs). In bacteria, it ...

  • Deciphering the First Complete Mitochondrial Genomes From Appendicularia (Chordata: Tunicate)

    Stach, Thomas, PD Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2021

    Financer: German Israel Foundation

    The phylogenetic position of Appendicularia might be crucial for the understanding of the evolution of early vertebrates. The aim of our project is to sequence complete mitochondrial genomes in order to substantiate hypotheses concerning the phylogen ...

  • Deciphering the Principles of Cell Decision-Making in Multicellular Systems: The Least microEnvironmental Uncertainty Principle (LEUP)

    Erhardt, Marc, Prof. Dr. (Bacterial Physiology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2020 - 12/2024

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Cell decision-making is the process of cells changing their phenotype according to their intrinsic programming and in response to the microenvironmental cues. Currently, little is known about the principles dictating cell decision-making in multicell ...

  • Design and Management of Integrative Innovation Processes: New Institutional and Regional Coordination Forms for Sustainable Land Management

    König, Bettina, Dr. (Economics of Horticultural Production)

    Duration of Project: 09/2014 - 12/2019

    Financer: BMBF

    The aim of ginkoo is the transdiciplinary development of an innovation management model for managing complex innovations processes for sustainable land management solutions by coordinating actors. The model consists of single tools for ex-ante sustai ...

  • Development and Modification of Chrimson for subcellular Applications

    Hegemann, Peter, Prof. Dr. (Experimental Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The aim of the project is to further characterize and engineer Chrimson, the channelrhodopsin with the most red shifted absorption spectrum and high proton selectivity, which shares structural features both with archaeal light driven proton pumps and ...

  • Development of a Module-Based Crop Protection Strategy, Taking Into Account Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Methods to Control Sea Buckthorn Fruit Fly

    Schmidt, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Section Biological Systems Technology)

    Duration of Project: 08/2018 - 10/2022

    Financer: Brandenburg/ Sonstige
    In federal land Brandenburg, cultivation of sea buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides L is threatened by the fruit fly Rhagoletis batava HER. Fruit damage can be up to 80 %. Farmers are in dire need of a reliable control strategy.
    Project MoPlaSa is develo ...
  • Development of an Integrated Fertilization and Irrigation Management for Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops Using Non-Invasive Sensors

    Schmidt, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Section Biological Systems Technology)

    Duration of Project: 08/2016 - 12/2017

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

    Within the scope of future cooperation, the fertilization and irrigation management for protected cultivation of vegetable crops in China should be optimized with the use of non-invasive sensor technologies. There, the long-time experience of the Dep ...

  • Development of a SNP Chip for Breeding Value Estimation and Management of Genetic Diversity in German Black Pied Cattle

    Brockmann, Gudrun A., Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 07/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

    The project aims at the development and testing of a custom-made SNP chip that is specific for the cattle breed DSN and that is suited for the genomic breeding value estimation and the management of the genomic diversity in the small breed. The proje ...

  • Development of a System for Quality Assurance and Refinement of Animal Experiments With Sheeps Based on Objective Sensory Behaviour Parameters

    Schmidt, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Section Biological Systems Technology)

    Duration of Project: 11/2019 - 10/2022

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    The distress of the animals in current animal experiments is often determined by screening and scoring of health and experimental relevant symptoms, which is carried out by veterinarians and animal caretakers by means of mostly paper-based anaesthesi ...

  • Effects and Underlying Mechanisms of a Probiotic on Porcine Adaptive Immune Cells

    Kreuzer-Redmer, Susanne, Dr. rer. agr. (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)

    Duration of Project: 02/2016 - 04/2019

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Previous experiments have shown that dietary addition of Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 (E. faecium) led to higher relative amounts of cytotoxic T cells in the gut associated immune system of weaned piglets. The proposed research project will follo ...

  • Einstein Profil Professur Social Intelligence

    Abdel Rahman, Rasha, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department / Secretary)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 09/2025

    Financer: Einstein Stiftung Berlin

    Social intelligence, the ability to build relationships and navigate our social environment, is a fundamental part of intelligent behaviour. With the interaction between humans on the one hand and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotic systems on t ...

  • ENCODS 2018, Science & Society Session “Methods of an Embodied Mind”

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 09/2018

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    The project is part of the students’ conference ENCODS 2018 (Satellite of the FENS Froum 2018 in Berlin). Participants are encouraged to discover how their research impacts society.

  • ERC: Mechanism of Enzyme Rhodopsin Activation (MERA)

    Hegemann, Peter, Prof. Dr. (Experimental Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 09/2021

    Financer: European Research Council (ERC) - Advanced Grant

    Channelrhodopsin which was discovered and described as a light-gated ion channel in my laboratory, has revolutionized the field of neuroscience over the past decade by enabling researchers to specifically activate selected neurons in a large ensemble ...

  • ERC: The Self-Teaching Brain (BrainPlay)

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 07/2025

    Financer: European Research Council (ERC) - Synergy Grant

    The BrainPlay grant will approach the foundation of the human intellect, the mystery of biological learning, by using new theoretical concepts to navigate a new cognitive and behavioural paradigm. Specifically, our analysis of brain function will shi ...

  • Establishment of Global Histone Acetylation Patterns by HAT Complex SAS-I in S. cerevisiae

    Ehrenhofer-Murray, Ann, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Cell Biology)

    Duration of Project: 08/2013 - 07/2014

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Eukaryotic organisms require sophisticated mechanisms to ensure that gene expression in their genome is carried out in the correct temporal and spatial manner. Posttranslational histone modifications are one mechanism by which gene expression is cont ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2012 - 10/2017

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Driven by the vision that Gestaltung is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory developed a novel form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanities sc ...

  • EXC 1027: Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. phil. (Knowledge and Cultural History)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster
    Driven by the vision that “Gestaltung” is a fundamental mode of knowledge production, the Cluster
    of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory” developed a novel
    form of interdisciplinary research. Initiated by humanit ...
  • EXC 2002/1: Adaptive Distributed Collective Decision Making of Bio-Inspired Robotic Swarms (SP 27)

    Romanczuk, Pawel, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    The project investigates collective decision making in spatially distributed systems inspired by the behaviour of biological collectives. Here, we are particularly interested in the ability of agents to change their social decision behaviour and thei ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Capabilities and Consequences of Recursive, Hierarchical Information Processing in Visual Systems (SP 02)

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 10/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    This research project investigates human and robot perception and aims to develop a constructive understanding of perceptual information processing. This will be done by setting up a hierarchical functional architecture for synthetic perceptual syste ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Collective Adaptation and Learning in Fish Schools (SP 11)

    Romanczuk, Pawel, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    The main objective is to understand the benefits of grouping for collective cognition in fish schools, in particular the specific role of group size and group diversity for collective dynamical adaptation and learning. A specific focus of the project ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Knowledge-Augmented Face Perception (SP 08)

    Abdel Rahman, Rasha, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Neuralcognitive Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Face perception and categorisation is fundamental to social interactions. In humans, input from facial features is integrated with top-down influences from other cognitive domains, such as expectations, memories and contextual knowledge. In contrast ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Learning of Intelligent Swarm Behavior (SP 12)

    Romanczuk, Pawel, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    The main objective of the project is the systematic quantification of collective behaviour of fish in order to derive data-driven models of observed collective behaviour across different ecological contexts. Here, two important ecological contexts sh ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Object-Level Scene Descriptions and Attention in Visual Search (Research Unit 1, SP 01)

    Rolfs, Martin, Prof. Dr. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    This project focuses on the potential of object-level search processes for understanding visual scene analysis in humans and assesses their potential for real-world scene interpretation and search tasks by computer vision systems. In order to perform ...

  • EXC 2002/1: Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

    Pauen, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Philosophy of Spirit)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    Understanding intelligence is one of the great scientific challenges of our time. Yet, in spite of extensive research efforts spanning many scientific disciplines, our understanding of intelligence remains fragmented and incomplete. The proposed Clus ...

  • EXC 2049/1: Comprehensive Approaches to Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders “NeuroCure”

    SZF-1, Leitung Servicezentrum Forschung, (Research Service Centre)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    Neurological and psychiatric disorders pose a massive burden to society, and our understanding of the underlying molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms is limited. In addition, translation of knowledge into clinical advances has proven difficult ...

  • Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Oxygen photosynthesis in green plants, algae and cyanobacteria is catalysed by two large membrane protein complexes Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII). Both complexes contain a reaction centre (RC) that conducts a light-driven charge trans ...

  • EXC 314/1: Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat)

    SZF-1, Leitung Servicezentrum Forschung, (Research Service Centre)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2025

    Financer: DFG Exzellenzstrategie: Cluster

    The central scientific objective of UniSysCat (Unifying Systems in Catalysis) is to master the next stage of future challenges in catalysis: how to elucidate, create, and control reaction networks in chemical and biological catalysis at different lev ...

  • EXIST-Founding Scholarship

    Upmeier zu Belzen, Annette, Prof. Dr. (Biology Education)

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2017

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    App-basierte und problemorientierte Lernumgebung für das personalisierte Erwerben von Fachwissen im MINT-Bereich und von Kompetenzen der Erkenntnisgewinnung. // Das Ziel der Ausgründung ist das Angebot einer personalisierten problembasierten Lernumge ...

  • Field Potentials in the Auditory System

    Kempter, Richard, Prof. Dr. (Computational Neuroscience)

    Duration of Project: 04/2016 - 06/2020

    Financer: BMBF

    Feldpotentiale können nicht-invasiv auf der Oberfläche des Kopfes gemessen werden. Sie können zum Beispiel durch akustische Stimuli erzeugt werden. Dieses Auditorische Hirnstammpotential hat erhebliche klinische Relevanz, aber trotzdem ist unklar, wi ...

  • FOR 2092/2: Auxiliary Factors for Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Their Potential Contribution to the Assembly of Chlorophyll Into Chlorophyll-Binding Proteins (SP 03)

    Grimm, Bernhard, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Prof. Dr. (Plant Physiology)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 01/2021

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Chlorophyll biosynthesis provides the essential pigments for photosynthesis in photoautotrophic organisms. While almost all enzymatic steps have been elucidated, the spatio-temporal organization of the pathway as well as its functional coupling to th ...

  • Functional and Physiological Significance of Phosphatidylethanolamine Synthesis in the Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma Gondii

    Gupta, Nishith, Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges
  • Functional in vivo Studies of Algal Sensory Photoreceptors

    Hegemann, Peter, Prof. Dr. (Experimental Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 05/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Channelrhodopsins, that we originally discovered in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and described as a light-gated ion channels, revolutionized the field of neuroscience over the past decade by enabling neuroscientists to specifically activa ...

  • Function and Stimulation of the Transient Increase of the Leaf Apoplastic pH During Exposure to Chlorine-Stress

    Geilfus, Christoph-Martin, Prof. Dr. (Controlled Environment Horticulture)

    Duration of Project: 07/2018 - 07/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The apoplast is an extracellular compartment that lies outside the plasma membrane (PM). External stress factors can influence the pH of the fluid film of the leaf apoplast. For instance, the apoplastic pH (pHapo) of field bean (Vicia faba L.) leaves ...

  • Genetic Basis of the Hornwort’s Carbon-Concentrating Mechanism

    Wicke, Susann, Prof. Dr. (Systematik Botany and Biodiversity)

    Duration of Project: 09/2020 - 08/2023

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    Biophysical carbon concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) operating at the single-cell level have evolved independently in some eukaryotic algae and a single lineage of land plants, the hornworts. An essential component for an efficient biophysical CCM is a ...

  • Genomic Characterization and Evolutionary Dynamics of Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks of Paracentrotus lividus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea)

    Garfield, David, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2020

    Financer: DAAD
    Mutations impacting DNA regulatory elements make a disproportionate contribution to evolutionary processes and are important contributors to inter-individual variation in disease susceptibility.
    We are, however, limited in our ability to predict *w ...
  • Identification and Analysis of Genes Involved in Tetrapyrrole Metabolism and Plastid-Derived ROS-Mediated Signaling in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii

    Grimm, Bernhard, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Prof. Dr. (Plant Physiology)

    Duration of Project: 07/2019 - 07/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The tetrapyrrole biosynthesis (TBS) is tightly controlled at the transcriptional and the posttranslational level. Due to photooxidative stress caused by accumulating tetrapyrrole intermediates, multiple factors are required for a fine-tuned metabolic ...

  • Identification of New Candidate Genes for Insulin Sensitivity and Insulin Resistance in the Berlin Fat Mouse

    Hesse-Wilting, Deike, Dr. (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Insulin resistance is the reduced responsiveness of cells and tissues to insulin and can ultimately proceed to type 2 diabetes. The aim of the proposed project is to further clarify the genetic causes for insulin resistance as well as the maintenance ...

  • Insight: Neuroscientific Investigations of Knowledge Effects on Visual Perception and Awareness

    Abdel Rahman, Rasha, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Neuralcognitive Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 12/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    According to classic and current models visual perception can be viewed as encapsulated in the sense that it is not modulated by cognitive factors such as expectations or prior knowledge. Yet, evidence is cumulating that even verbally transmitted kno ...

  • Institutional Implications of the Expansion of the Bioeconomy

    Bokelmann, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Economics of Horticultural Production)

    Duration of Project: 02/2017 - 07/2019

    Financer: BMBF

    The project identifies institutional arrangements and legal regulations which contribute to achieving public acceptance of the expansion of land use based bioeconomy. It explores innovative institutional arrangements which ensure agricultural structu ...

  • Integrated Climate Change Impact Assessment of the Coffee Sector Using a Combination of Agro-Ecological Niche Modeling and a Partial Equilibrium Model of the Agricultural Sector

    Kirschke, Dieter, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. (Agricultural Politics)

    Duration of Project: 09/2011 - 08/2014

    Biophysical impact models project a highly negative direct impact of climate change on the coffee crop. As plantations have a lifespan of several decades pro-active adaptive actions must be taken now. Climate change impact assessments that intend to ...

  • International Conference "Genom Editing with CRISPR", September 2019 in Berlin

    Ehrenhofer-Murray, Ann, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Cell Biology)

    Duration of Project: 07/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    The discovery of the clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins in bacteria and archaea and the successful application of such CRISPR-Cas systems as a tool for genome editing have revoluti ...

  • Intrasurgical stimulation of the human cerebral cortex – from basic physiology to cognition

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster

    Under the supervision of Peter Vajkoczy the cortices of a large number of awake neurosurgical patients are surface stimulated in order to spare movement/speech relevant cortical tissues during surgical intervention. So far, the implications of such s ...

  • IRTG 2290/1: Crossing Boundaries: Molecular Interactions in Malaria

    Matuschewski, Kai, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Parasitology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 02/2022

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Malaria is caused by single-celled parasites known as plasmodium, which are transmitted by the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. Some basic principles of the progress of the disease and parasite-host interactions are still not understood. The German-Au ...

  • IRTG 2403/1: Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome

    Ohler, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Systems Biology of Gene Regulation (S))

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 06/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    The aim of the IRTG “Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome” is to identify and characterise regulatory processes and DNA sequences that determine the activity of gene expression in eukaryotes. The researchers in Berlin, Germany, and Durh ...

  • IRTG 2403/1: Main Account

    Ohler, Uwe, Prof. Dr. (Systems Biology of Gene Regulation (S))

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 06/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    The aim of the IRTG "Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome" is to identify and characterise regulatory processes and DNA sequences that determine the activity of gene expression in eukaryotes. The researchers in Berlin, Germany, and Durh ...

  • PROCOPE 2020 "Brain Roads. Interactive Visualization of the Brain, involving Neurosurgery"

    Schäffner, Wolfgang, Prof. Dr. (Cluster of Excellence 'Matters of Activity')

    Duration of Project: 01/2020 - 12/2021

    Financer: DAAD

    Neurosurgical practices are progressively guided by tomographic scanning technologies with increasing anatomical details, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tomographic image technologies enable presurgical analysis and planning, as well ...

  • Progress in phenological modelling on the basis of metabolomic approaches

    Chmielewski, Frank-M., Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Agriculture and Plant Cultivation)

    Duration of Project: 07/2014 - 12/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Modelling of phenological stages, such as the flowering of fruit trees, is based on temperature sums for many decades, describing both the chilling and the forcing requirements of woody plants until the beginning of flowering. These approaches go bac ...

  • RG 1346/1: Cellular and Synaptic Analysis of Rodent Social Facial Touch (SP 09)

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 02/2013 - 01/2016

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    The exquisite topographic representation of the whiskers in the barrel cortex and the fact that whiskers can be easily accessed for manipulation or stimulation has greatly contributed to the success of this model system. The quantitatively controlled ...

  • RG 2518/1: Combining Experiment, Simulation and Machine Learning to Elucidate the Activation of Glutamate Receptor Complexes (SP 08)

    Plested, Andrew, Prof. Ph.D. (Cellular Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 10/2020 - 09/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Markov state models (MSMs) are universal frameworks to encode the switching kinetics of biomolecular machines with multiple states. MSMs have been used to interpret the multi-state nature of experimental single-molecule recordings of ion channels and ...

  • Plested, Andrew, Prof. Ph.D. (Cellular Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    The activation of AMPA-type glutamate receptors at excitatory synapses is a fundamental event in the nervous system, essential for complex thought. The molecular mechanisms govern cation permeability in AMPA receptors (including that of the critical ...

  • RG 2569/1: Agricultural Land Markets – Efficiency and Regulation (SP 07)

    Lakes, Tobia, Prof. Dr. (Applied GIScience)

    Duration of Project: 10/2017 - 01/2021

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Agricultural land markets in Germany have changed substantially in the last decade, with rapidly increasing land sales and land rental prices. As a result, the spatial configuration of agricultural land use has changed, with a trend towards a higher ...

  • RG 2569/1: Market Integration and Border Effects in Agricultural Land Markets (SP 02)

    Odening, Martin, Prof. Dr. agr. habil. (Agricultural Farm Management)

    Duration of Project: 08/2017 - 04/2022

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    This subproject contributes to the overall objective of the research unit by empirically studying spatial price diffusion of agricultural land markets. We borrow the notion of spatial market integration from commodity price analysis and question whet ...

  • RG 2569/1: Market Integration and Border Effects in Agricultural Land Markets (SP 02)

    Ritter, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Quantitative Agricultural Economics especially Applied Econometrics)

    Duration of Project: 08/2017 - 04/2022

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    This subproject contributes to the overall objective of the research unit by empirically studying spatial price diffusion of agricultural land markets. We borrow the notion of spatial market integration from commodity price analysis and question whet ...

  • RG 2569/2: Efficiency of Agricultural Land Markets – The Role of Liquidity and Competition (SP 02)

    Odening, Martin, Prof. Dr. agr. habil. (Agricultural Farm Management)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Subproject 2 investigates price formation on agricultural land markets considering the interplay of (incomplete) competition, structural change, and market liquidity. The core question is: Are observed land transactions and prices the outcome of an e ...

  • RG 2569/2: Efficiency of Agricultural Land Markets – The Role of Liquidity and Competition (SP02)

    Ritter, Matthias, Prof. Dr. (Quantitative Agricultural Economics especially Applied Econometrics)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Subproject 2 investigates price formation on agricultural land markets considering the interplay of (incomplete) competition, structural change, and market liquidity. The core question is: Are observed land transactions and prices the outcome of an e ...

  • RG 2569: Agricultural Land Markets – Efficiency and Regulation

    Odening, Martin, Prof. Dr. agr. habil. (Agricultural Farm Management)

    Duration of Project: 08/2020 - 07/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    The research unit FORLand is motivated by the observation of a pronounced price surge in agricultural land markets in many parts of the world in the aftermath of the financial crisis. It has been conjectured that the high liquidity in financial marke ...

  • RG 2841/1: A Comprehensive Repository of Regulatory Elements and Their Variations in Human Disease (SP 05)

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    Though the introduction of whole exome sequencing (WES) has enabled the molecular diagnosis rate for patients with rare genetic disorders to rise considerably, it has levelled at a maximum of 50%. WES is limited to the coding regions, meaning that it ...

  • RG 2936: Climate Change and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (SP 09)

    Grethe, Harald, Prof. Dr. (International Agricultural Trade and Development)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 02/2023

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    Computable general equilibrium models (CGEs) are used to gain an understanding of economy-wide implications of exogenous shocks to national economies such as climate, policy or world market price change. Climate change impacts on health through a var ...

  • RTG 1589/2: Sensory Computation in Neural Systems

    Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

    Duration of Project: 01/2016 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs - Beteiligungen

    The scientific program is focused on sensory processing and perception. Since perception is task dependent (“perception serves a purpose”), sensory processing is connected to cognitive functions (decision making, memory function, planning, and even m ...

  • RTG 1772/2: Computational Systems Biology

    Klipp, Edda, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. (Theoretical Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 08/2015 - 01/2020

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Biology has turned into a quantitative, information-driven science. Like physics in the first half of the twentieth century, biology now generates very challenging questions and masses of data that drive the development of theory and technology. Ther ...

  • RTG 2046/1: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP A02)

    Gupta, Nishith, Dr. (Molecular Parasitology)

    Duration of Project: 04/2015 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs - Beteiligungen

    With a steady increase due to drug resistance, global warming and increasing international travel, parasitic diseases are distributed world-wide in human and animal populations. The RTG aims to install a cutting edge and integrative curriculum to edu ...

  • RTG 2046/1: Parasite Infections; From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP A04)

    Heitlinger, Emanuel, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Ecology and Evolution molecularly Parasite-Host-Interactions)

    Duration of Project: 04/2015 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs - Beteiligungen

    The research training group studies molecular, ecological and evolutionary aspects of parasite infections of mammals. It scrutinizes whether laboratory models of parasite infections truly mirror the processes observed in natural systems. The research ...

  • RTG 2046/1: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP B01)

    Matuschewski, Kai, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 05/2018 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Parasites cause serious, health-depriving, disabling diseases affecting people and animals alike. These pathogens are globally distributed, prevalent, heterogeneous and extremely complex. There is a necessity and growing demand for interdisciplinary ...

  • RTG 2046/2: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems

    Matuschewski, Kai, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 03/2024

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Parasites cause serious, health-depriving, disabling diseases affecting people and animals alike. These pathogens are globally distributed, prevalent, heterogeneous and extremely complex. There is a necessity and growing demand for interdisciplinary ...

  • RTG 2046/2: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP A02)

    Gupta, Nishith, Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    There is a growing gap in training opportunities in modern parasitology in Germany and beyond. This bottleneck is in clear contrast to the worldwide distribution of parasitic diseases in human and animal populations, with a steady increase due to dru ...

  • RTG 2046/2: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP B01)

    Matuschewski, Kai, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Parasitology II)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 03/2024

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    There is a growing gap in training opportunities in modern parasitology in Germany and beyond. This bottleneck is in clear contrast to the worldwide distribution of parasitic diseases in human and animal populations, with a steady increase due to dru ...

  • RTG 2046/2: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models to Natural Systems (SP C08)

    Heitlinger, Emanuel, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Ecology and Evolution molecularly Parasite-Host-Interactions)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 03/2024

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    There is a growing gap in training opportunities in modern parasitology in Germany and beyond. This bottleneck is in clear contrast to the worldwide distribution of parasitic diseases in human and animal populations, with a steady increase due to dru ...

  • RTG 2386/1: Extrospection: External Access to Higher Cognitive Processes.

    Pauen, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Philosophy of Spirit)

    Duration of Project: 10/2018 - 03/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs

    Higher cognitive processes like emotions, perception, belief formation or mind-reading are of essential importance in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. It is quite controversial, though, to what extent these processes and particul ...

  • RTG 2424/1: Computational Methods for Oncology: Towards Personalized Therapies in Cancer

    Leser, Ulf, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Knowledge Management in Bioinformatics)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 11/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs - Beteiligungen

    Recent advances in DNA sequencing and molecular profiling have triggered a major shift in cancer research. Traditional coarse-grained and phenomenological examinations and therapy decisions are replaced by individualized approaches that integrate mol ...

  • RTG 2473/1: Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis

    Seitz, Oliver, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry III)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 09/2023

    Financer: DFG: Graduiertenkollegs - Beteiligungen

    The Research Training Group (RTG) “Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis” aims to provide a structured curriculum on peptide research for doctoral students. In the past years, peptide research has become of significant ...

  • Targeted Salix Crossing and Chemoprofiling for Improved Medicinal Potential of Willow Bark

    Ulrichs, Christian, Prof. Dr. rer. nat.; Dr. rer. agr. (Urban Plant Ecophysiology)

    Duration of Project: 07/2017 - 02/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    Deforestation of Salix species for fuel as renewable sources for energetic use had priority in the past. However, the mobilization of dendromass from forests is limited and therefore, short-rotation plantations (SRP) with fast-growing tree species su ...

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