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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 ...

  • VA: The Future of Theoretical Biology

    Schreiber, Susanne, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Computational Neurophysiology)

    Duration of Project: 05/2017 - 12/2017

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges

    International Symposium on current topics in and the future of Theoretical Biology.

  • 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 ...

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