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  • ZA-NExUS_2: ‘Sustainable Agricultural Policy – Conserving Nature, Protecting the Environment: Follow-Up Study’

    Feindt, Peter H., Prof. Dr. (Agricultural and Food Policy)

    Duration of Project: 12/2017 - 03/2020

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

    The ZA-NExUS_2 project operationalises the concepts of a ‘Future-oriented social contract for agriculture’ and a ‘New architecture for agriculture policy’, which have been developed during the ZA-NExUS project. This follow-up study also explores thei ...

  • Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience 2018

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

    Duration of Project: 02/2018 - 12/2024

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience 2018 is an one week event with around 120 participants. The program consists of lectures, discussions, self-studies and presentations as well as a keynote lecture.

  • Willow Extracts for Plant Protection

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

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 11/2018

    Financer: Sonstige Wirtschaftsunternehmen

    Dieses Projekt legt den Fokus auf die Testung der Eignung von Extrakten aus der Rinde von Sa-lix spp. als Pflanzenstärkungs- bzw. Pflanzenschutzmittel. Das Rindenextrakt der salicylatreichen Spezies Salix daphnoides soll bzgl. seines Abwehrpotentials ...

  • What Animals Want: A Pilot Study With Rats

    Gygax Hillmann, Lorenz Frank, PD Dr. (Animal Husbandry)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2021

    Financer: Privat/ Mittelgeber alte Bundesländer

    This pilot study and larger follow-up projects will enhance our understanding when animals seek what kind of resources. At the same time, we learn about the specific needs of the species studied, the rat. An experimental situation will be set up, whi ...

  • West African wild silks techniques: Preserving Marka-Dafing’s heritage of knowledge

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

    Duration of Project: 02/2020 - 07/2022

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    For centuries, Indigenous wild silks have been traded across West Africa and used in Marka-Dafing’s textiles production in the Mouhoun regions of Western Burkina Faso. Over the past twenty years, the precious materials that are used by women for weav ...

  • Vocational Education Towards Climate-Adaptive Management of Urban Green Spaces

    Aenis, Thomas, Dr. (Agricultural Consulting and Communication Studies)

    Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit

    The objective of the project on “Vocational Education for climate-adapted green spaces” is to support educational institutions and teachers in education, training and further education in the field of landscape gardening: to integrate climate change ...

  • Using the Sunlight for Biocyatalysis – Development of Photo-Bioelectrode-Structures for Synthesis Isolation, Stabilization, Modification and Assembly of Photosystems and Its Components in Hybrid-Assemblies for Photo-Biocatalysis

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

    Duration of Project: 08/2013 - 10/2017

    Financer: BMBF

    The aim of the Tamdem-project is to develop light-activated electrode devices for biocatalytical purposes. Therefore photosystems or components should be combined with electrodes for an efficient photo-electron transfer. By coupling various enzyme sy ...

  • Using a mobile phone-based multimedia technology to support maternal health in rural southwestern Uganda

    Pinkwart, Niels, Prof. Dr. (Computing and Society and Didactics of Informatics)

    Duration of Project: 02/2018 - 12/2020

    Financer: BMBF
    The overall goal of the MatHealth project is to improve maternal health using an enhanced mobile phone-based multimedia application among illiterate women in rural southwestern Uganda.
    Building on a prototype of a mobile maternal health support tec ...
  • US-German Research Proposal: Collaborative Research: Field Potentials in the Auditory System

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

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 08/2019

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    Extracellular field potentials are typically generated by various neuronal sources, making their interpretation difficult. They are, however, clinically important, with applications ranging from diagnostics to brain-computer interfaces. In the audito ...

  • Usage of Solar Energy for the Bioelectrocatalysis – Photobiohybrid Eletrodes for the Light-Driven Synthesis of Valuable Substances (II, SP B)

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

    Duration of Project: 02/2018 - 01/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    The aims of the Tandem-project are light-triggered electrodes for efficient energy conversion. In the frame of the prolonged period of work it is planned to increase the efficiency of photobio-electrodes and also to couple them with enzymatic convers ...

  • Uncovering Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Psychosis Using the Oculomotor System

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

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 07/2021

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    Disturbances in a sense of self are a hallmark of schizophrenia. These disturbances can be characterized by a distorted sense of agency – the subjective sense that I cause the actions I produce. Agency distortions are manifest in many psychotic sympt ...

  • TWAS Malaria

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

    Duration of Project: 07/2017 - 09/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    Internationale wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit zwischen DFG und TWAS ( The World Academy of Sciences) zur Förderung eines maximal dreimonatigen Gastaufenthalts.

  • Three-armed, Randomized Controlled Study to Assess the Effects of FASTER and SCOTT Trainings for Adults with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Dziobek-Ferber, Isabel, Prof. Dr. (Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction)

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The Freiburg Asperger Specific Therapy for Adult Patients (FASTER) is a published manualized group psychotherapy program for adults with high-functioning ASD. It aims to improve social responsiveness, social competence, and dysfunctional stress copin ...

  • The Roles of Grid and Place Cells and Phase Precession in Human Episodic Memory

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

    Duration of Project: 03/2018 - 06/2021

    Financer: BMBF

    This research project uses direct human brain recordings to characterize the neuronal signals that represent aspects of individual episodic memories. A key question is understanding how the brain supports tasks such as “Where did I leave my keys this ...

  • The life cycles of parasitic worms - from macro-evolutionary patterns to the genetics of adaptation

    Benesh, Daniel, Dr. (Molecular Parasitology)

    Duration of Project: 05/2019 - 04/2022

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Many parasites have complex life cycles in which they infect multiple hosts in succession before reproducing. These life cycles are perplexing, because they seem risky. As the number of consecutive hosts in a life cycle increases, so does the risk of ...

  • The functional impact of co- and post-translational N-terminal protein modifications in the chloroplast under stresses.

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2021 - 12/2023

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Chloroplasts primarily function as bioreactors converting light into chemical energy. In addition, they also act as regulatory hub for intracellular communication and mediation of environmental impacts to regulate nuclear gene expression. Chloroplast ...

  • The Economics of Biogas Production

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2012 - 04/2014

    The project analyses the efficiency of the Renewable Energy Sources Act and accompanying costs of CO2-reduction in the field of biogas production in Germany. The study focuses on the calculations of regional CO2-mitigation potentials and CO2-mitigati ...

  • Technical Procedures for Closed Crop Production Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change-Induced Abiotic Stress

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

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

    One of the major challenges of the 21st century is the mitigation of global climate change, which is mainly caused by greenhouse gas emissions. One contribution to this could be made by advanced and intelligently controlled greenhouse systems. Theref ...

  • Technical Procedures for Closed Crop Production Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change-Induced Abiotic Stress

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

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2022

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
    Zu den größten zukünftigen Herausforderungen gehört die Folgeneindämmung der weltweiten
    Klimaveränderungen, die hauptsächlich durch THG-Emissionen verursacht werden. Einen Beitrag
    dazu könnten weiterentwickelte und intelligent gesteuerte Gewächshaus ...
  • 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 ...

  • Taking snapshots of photosynthetic water oxidation: simultaneous X-ray spectroscopy and crystallography

    Zouni, Athina, Dr. (Experimental Biophysics)

    Duration of Project: 11/2013 - 10/2016

    Financer: Sonstige internationale öffentliche Mittelgeber

    The objective of this project is to study the overall protein structure and dynamics, as well as the chemical structure and dynamics of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of the Photosystem II membrane bound protein, that catalyses the light-driven wa ...

  • Take, Remember, Give Back: The Potential of Z-DNA as a Carrier of Epigenetic Memory

    Ringrose, Leonie Helen, Prof. Dr. (Quantitative Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell)

    Duration of Project: 04/2018 - 03/2020

    Financer: Volkswagen-Stiftung (VW)

    Take, Remember, give back: The potential of Z-DNA as a carrier of epigenetic memory. Epigenetic memory is immensely powerful in biological systems, giving stable memory of gene expression states over many cell generations, long after the initial sign ...

  • Sustainability-based value chains as part of the ‘Green Deal’: strategies for trust-building and transparency

    Feindt, Peter H., Prof. Dr. (Agricultural and Food Policy)

    Duration of Project: 07/2020 - 02/2021

    Financer: Sonstige Stiftungen

    The project analyses selected projects and initiatives which aim to establish agrarian value chains with enhanced sustainability characteristics. Such sustainability-based value chains are widely discussed as an approach to simultaneously increase th ...

  • Summer School Food Berlin – Sustainable Diets

    Lucius, Richard, Prof. Dr. (Senior Professor and Professors retired)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2020

    Financer: DAAD

    Die Summer School für nachhaltige Ernährung zielt darauf ab, den Teilnehmer*innen Wissen zu vermitteln, das die zukünftige Lebensmittelproduktion und Ernährung mitgestalten wird. Eine nachhaltige Ernährung ist notwendig, damit neun Milliarden Mensche ...

  • Study of Anastasis in Yeast

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

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 12/2019

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    A cell is said to be dead when the plasma membrane breaks down or the cell is fragmented in an irreversible way [1]. Cells can reach this state by two mutually exclusive events: accidental cell death (ACD) or programmed cell death (PCD). ACD is the r ...

  • Structural, Neural and Mental Underpinnings of Rat Ticklishness

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 12/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The primary objective of this proposal is to determine the structural, neural, and mental underpinnings of rat ticklishness. Tickling, a peculiar and amusing form of social touch, has been discussed by philosophers and scientists for more than two mi ...

  • Structural Flexibility in the Optical Design of the Arthropod Cornea

    Scholtz, Gerhard, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Comparative Zoology)

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 10/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The arthropod cuticle is a versatile bio-composite made of chitin fibers embedded in a protein matrix. The cuticle also forms the cornea of the arthropod compound eye – a characteristic feature of the phylum that has largely contributed to its incred ...

  • Structural Change in Agriculture: Interactive Programming for Policy Design in Rural Areas

    Kirschke, Dieter, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. (Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 07/2008 - 12/2013

    Financer: DFG: Forschergruppen

    The project is part of the DFG Research Group Structural Change in the Agriculural Sector. It intends to develop an interactive programming approach for policy design in rural areas. The focus is on a decision-making support tool that captures the sp ...

  • SPP 1879: The role of cyclic di-AMP and a novel cyclic di-nucleotide in differentiation and stress survival of Streptomyces spp.

    Tschowri, Natalia, Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 05/2020

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The Gram-positive soil bacteria streptomycetes belong to nature’s most competent ‘natural product factories’ and are an important source of diverse antibiotics and other bioactive molecules for medical, veterinary and agricultural use. The production ...

  • SPACEBRAIN – Structure-Function Relationship in Rodent Presubiculum

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2018

    Financer: DAAD

    How do we know where we are and where we are going? Our sense of orientation in an environment relies on cells and circuits in specialized brain areas, in particular the hippocampus and the parahippocampal region. Despite formidable recent insight in ...

  • SOS_Uplands: Safe Operating Space in Mountainous Regions of SE Asia. Subproject “Transdisciplinary Processes”

    Müller, Klaus, Prof. Dr. (Economics and Politics of Rural Areas)

    Duration of Project: 06/2017 - 05/2018

    Financer: BMBF

    SOS-Uplands untersucht den dramatischen Wandel in den Bergregionen des südostasiatischen Festlands vor dem Hintergrund ökologischer und sozio-ökonomischer Belastungsgrenzen sowie deren möglicher Überschreitung. Ziel ist die Ermittlung von Handlungssp ...

  • Soil organic matter stabilization and turnover in agricultural post-fen soils

    Heller, Christian, Dr. (Soils and Environmental Science)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 10/2018

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Peatland soils store huge amounts of soil organic matter (SOM) and are often drained for agricultural use. This leads to peat decomposition and substantial depletion of SOM. Shallow fen peat soils might develop into post-fen soils (PFS), which are in ...

  • Singlet Molecular Oxygen and Photodynamic Effects (PDE)

    Röder, Beate, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Experimental Physics / Photobiophysics)

    Duration of Project: 05/2017 - 07/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    The 2nd Chinese-German Workshop on Singlet Oxygen and Photodynamic Effects will be held on 30th March until 2nd June 2017, in Berlin the capital of Germany, which is a completely independent meeting. The aim is to provide a bilateral scientific and t ...

  • Single-shot spectrometer for time-resolved simultaneous Vis- and IR measurements

    Hegemann, Peter, Prof. Dr. (Head of Department / Secretary)

    Duration of Project: 07/2016 - 12/2019

    Financer: BMBF

    The aim of this project is the set-up of a novel end-station at the IRIS-beamline of BESSY II for simultaneous, microsecond time-resolved infra-red- and UV/Vis-spectroscopy of non-cyclic systems. The station will be used for first experiments in the ...

  • Sex Hormonal Control of the Rat Somatosensory Cortex

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 06/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The primary objective of this proposal is to determine the nature and extent to which sex hormones influence neuronal activity, development and behaviours mediated by the somatosensory cortex. The role of sex hormones in cortical information processi ...

  • Sensory Mechanisms and Local Signaling in C-Di-GMP-Mediated Signal Transduction in Escherichia coli

    Hengge, Regine, Prof. Dr. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    Signaltransduktion über sekundäre Botenstoffe beinhaltet primäre und sekundäre Signalwahrnehmung, da sowohl primäre Bedingungen – z.B. bestimmte Moleküle, Sauerstoff, Redoxsignale, Licht oder der Zustand eines Partnerproteins – die Synthese oder den ...

  • Rural Decisions

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

    Duration of Project: 06/2009 - 07/2012

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU)

    Current political and scientific debates are focused on finding a long-term policy beneficial both for environment and economy in rural areas in the EU member states. The research project aims to methodologically reinforce these efforts and to contri ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 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 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 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

    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 interdisciplinaril ...

  • 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 interdisciplinaril ...

  • 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 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 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 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 ...

  • Roots in the Biopore Sheath

    Kautz, Timo, Prof. Dr. (Plant Cultivation)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 03/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The objective of this study is to quantify root growth and metabolic activity of roots in the biopore sheath. This zone of soil is of particular interest because it provides elevated nutrient concentrations and can be easily accessed by roots from th ...

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