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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.

  • 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

    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 ...
  • 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 ...

  • 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 1926/1: Development and Application of novel optogenetic Tools in specific intracellular compartments

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

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 01/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The aim of this work is the development of novel optogenetic tools that allow investigations on subcellular compartments. In the first project, we will combine proton and chloride channels or chloride pumps with targeting motives for synaptic vesicle ...

  • 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 ...

  • SPP 1879: Sensory Mechanisms of c-di-GMP Signaling in E. coli Biofilm Formation

    Hengge, Regine, Prof. Dr. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 02/2020

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    Bacterial biofilms colonize diverse surfaces and are highly resistant against antibiotics or host immune systems. In these biofilms, cells are embedded in a self-produced protective matrix of extracellular biopolymers. Major biofilm matrix components ...

  • SPP 1879: Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Bacteria / Coordination Project

    Hengge, Regine, Prof. Dr. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2016 - 08/2020

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The overall goal of SPP 1879 over the next six years is to built a tightly collaborating and internationally radiating scientific community in the highly dynamic field of bacterial nucleotide second messenger signalling. Achieving this goal not only ...

  • SPP 1879 - Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Bacteria / Coordination

    Hengge, Regine, Prof. Dr. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The DFG priority programme SPP 1879 is a research consortium studying bacterial second messenger signaling that currently funds 18 research projects at German universities and other research institutions. By including representatives of all clades of ...

  • SPP 1665: Delineating and Testing a Microcircuit Model of Parahippocampal Phase Precession

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

    Duration of Project: 11/2016 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme
  • SPP 1665: Cognitive Performance as result of coordinated neuronal activity within developing prefrontal-hippocampal circuits

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

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 02/2019

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme

    The co-activation of prefrontal and hippocampal networks in oscillatory rhythms is critical for precise information flow in mnemonic and executive tasks, yet its role for cognitive ontogeny is still unknown. This knowledge gap is mainly due to the ab ...

  • 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 ...

  • SFB-TRR 175/1: Chloroplast RNA Polymerase Activity During Acclimation (SP A01)

    Kühn, Kristina, Prof. Dr. (Molecular Cell Biology of Plant)

    Duration of Project: 07/2016 - 06/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sonderforschungsbereich - Beteiligungen

    This project aims to quantify transcriptional alterations that occur in chloroplasts during acclimation to changes in light or temperature. It will apply chloroplast nascent transcript sequencing strategies (GRO-seq and 5’-GRO-seq) in order to global ...

  • 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 behaviors mediated by the somatosensory cortex. The role of sex hormones in cortical information processin ...

  • Sensing in c-di-GMP signaling

    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” (TP C8)

    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 B1)

    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 A2)

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Representing and Attending to the Temporal Structure of Visual Events in Working Memory

    Heuer, Anna, Dr. rer. nat. (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

    Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Visual events can be characterized by their spatiotemporal structure, for instance by the points in space and time at which they occur, by their spatial distribution and temporal duration. The representation of temporal structure is, however, not nea ...

  • Regulation of kinetochore function in yeast by modification of the core region of the centromeric nucleosome

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

    Duration of Project: 02/2020 - 01/2023

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Centromeres are the regions of the chromosome where the kinetochore is assembled, and they establish a physical link between the centromeric chromatin and the microtubule for chromosome segregation in mitosis. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, centromeric ...

  • Reconstructing the Evolution of Transcription Factor DNA Binding Specificity Across Living Species and Their Common Ancestors

    Muino Acuna, Jose Maria, Dr. Ph.D. (Systems Biology of Gene Regulation (S))

    Duration of Project: 11/2018 - 11/2021

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Transcription factors (TFs) are major regulators of developmental processes and environmental adaptation in plants and animals. They achieve their function by binding to a specific set of DNA regions. However, it is not well understood how their DNA- ...

  • Rearing Beneficial Insects for Stored Product Pest Management to Improve Food Security in Ghana

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

    The current population of Ghana is 25 million and over 60% of them live in urban areas, indicating that increasing quantities of food will have to be moved over long distances to supply the growing urban demand. Post-harvest losses (PHL) are economic ...

  • Quantifying Liver Perfusion-Function Relationship in Complex Resection - A Systems Medicine Approach (QuaLiPerF)

    König, Matthias, Dr. (Junior Research Groups)

    Duration of Project: 03/2021 - 02/2025

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Complex, extended liver resections (ePHx) pose a high risk of postoperative liver failure, especially in case of preexisting liver disease. We aim to improve our mechanistic understanding of the interplay between hepatic perfusion and function to an ...

  • Quality management in assembly of bacterial type III secretion systems – a comparative analysis of the construction of flagella and injectisomes

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

    Duration of Project: 10/2019 - 09/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Protein export via type III secretion systems (T3SS) is essential for the self-assembly of bacterial flagella as well as for construction and function of virulence-associated injectisomes of many Gram-negative pathogens, including Salmonella enterica ...

  • 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 ...

  • Profiling as method to identify relevant metabolites for phenological modelling

    Chmielewski, Frank-Michael, Prof. Dr. (Plant Cultivation)

    Duration of Project: 01/2020 - 12/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    After decades of active research on dormancy of woody plants and the subdivision of this phase into para-, endo- and ecodormancy, these phases are still not adequately considered in phenological models. Semi-mechanistic models are still used to descr ...

  • 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 we ...
  • Price Formation in Land Market Auctions: Analysis of Differences Between Farmers and Non-Agricultural Investors

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2019

    Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

    Das Ziel dieses Projekts ist die Analyse von Auktionen in landwirtschaftlichen Bodenmärkten in Deutschland mit besonderem Augenmerk auf der Wettbewerbsposition aktiver Landwirte im Vergleich zu Nichtlandwirten. Dafür soll zunächst die Relevanz versch ...

  • Presubicular Bursting and Visual Anchoring of the Head Direction Signal

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

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 03/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Knowing where we are, where we have come from and where we are going is crucial to behavior. Our sense of orientation derives from combining multiple types of sensory information with our memory of known places, and it is closely linked to networks t ...

  • PP 1665: Delineating and Testing a Microcircuit Model of Parahippocampal Phase Precession

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2019

    Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme
  • Potential Impact and Costs of Reducing Greeenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture

    Kirschke, Dieter, Prof. (Agricultural and Food Policy)

    Duration of Project: 05/2013 - 04/2017

    Financer: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

    The project focuses on policy instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Various policy options are discussed: Interventions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the farm level, incentives to use climate smart technologies as wel ...

  • Potential impact and costs of reducing greeenhouse gas emissions in agriculture

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

    Duration of Project: 05/2013 - 04/2017

    Financer: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

    The project focuses on policy instruments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Various policy options are discussed: Interventions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the farm level, incentives to use climate smart technologies as wel ...

  • PolDeRbio – Policy Designs for Resilient Bioeconomies: Assessment Tool and International Evaluation (BMBF Programme Bioeconomy As Societal Change, Module 2 (2))

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

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 07/2022

    Financer: BMBF

    PolDeRBio addresses the lack of a comprehensive policy design perspective on the development of bioeconomy policies that pay attention to the resilience of the bio-based production systems on which bioeconomies rest. The project combines a ‘new’ poli ...

  • Plant Nutrition meets social expectations of sustainable plant production

    Engels, Christoph, Prof. Dr. (Plant Nutrition)

    Duration of Project: 09/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sonstiges
    Annual Meeting of the German Society of Plant Nutrition.
    Social expectations concerning agricultural and horticultural plant production are subject to constant change. Current priorities include environmental friendliness, resilience to the adverse ...
  • Photoactive antimicrobial coatings

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

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 02/2020

    Financer: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie

    Metallische und mineralische Oberflächen an Häusern und technischen Gebäuden sind aufgrund ihrer Funktion oft jahrzehntelang Witterungseinflüssen ausgesetzt und damit Angriffspunkt für die unerwünschte Ansiedlung von Bakterien, Pilzen und Algen welch ...

  • Optimisation of the Fatty Acid Analysis in Hair of Cattle as a Marker for Energy Supply and Animal Welfare in Dairy Cattle

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 04/2021

    Financer: Sonstige Bundesmittel (keine Ministerien)

    The fatty acid composition of hair mirrors the energy availability of a cow. Recently, the negative energy balance at the beginning of lactation has been associated with the percentage of de novo synthesized fatty acids in the hair. Therefore, the fa ...

  • Open Access publication of the article: Stakeholder analysis in support of sustainable land management: Experiences from southwest China

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

    Duration of Project: 11/2019 - 04/2020

    Financer: BMBF
    Open Access Publication in Journal of Environmental Management. The article develops an evaluation concept of stakeholder analyses and implements it in the sino-german research consortium SURUMER.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.05.007
  • Open access publication for "A comprehensive, mechanistically detailed, and executable model of the cell division cycle in Saccharomyces cerevisiae."

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

    Duration of Project: 03/2019 - 09/2019

    Financer: BMBF
  • Open Access publication: Communication processes in intercultural transdisciplinary research: framework from a group perspective

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

    Duration of Project: 05/2019 - 11/2019

    Financer: BMBF

    Open Access publication in Sustainability Science. The article develops a theoretical concept ("framework") of transdisciplinary group communication in intercultural research projects. It highlights their importance and influencing factors with a vie ...

  • On Adaptation: An Integrative Study of Jumping Behaviour and Functional Morphology of the Hind Limb in Callitrichid Primates As Model System

    Nyakatura, John, Prof. Dr. (Morphology (Zoology) and Form History)

    Duration of Project: 12/2016 - 09/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
  • NW/3: The Architecture of Attentional Processes in Active Vision III

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

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 12/2018

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Head and eye movements shape our perception of the visual world. With no apparent effort, they bring relevant events and objects into view and select relevant data from a rich visual environment. Swift movements of our eyes and heads (saccades), howe ...

  • NW/2: Genetic reconfigurations en route to a holoparasitic lifestyle in plants

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

    Duration of Project: 05/2020 - 04/2021

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Parasitic plants of the broomrape family (Orobanchaceae) steal both water and nutrients from other plants. Amongst the world's most problematic parasitic weeds are broomrapes (Orobanche s.l.) and witchweeds (Striga), which attack the roots of importa ...

  • NW/1: Genetic reconfigurations en route to a holoparasitic lifestyle in plants

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

    Duration of Project: 04/2020 - 04/2021

    Financer: DFG: Nachwuchsgruppe

    Parasitic plants of the broomrape family (Orobanchaceae) steal both water and nutrients from other plants. Amongst the world's most problematic parasitic weeds are broomrapes (Orobanche s.l.) and witchweeds (Striga), which attack the roots of importa ...

  • Volmer, Dietrich, Prof. Dr. (Analytical and environmental Chemistry)

    Duration of Project: 06/2019 - 05/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    The goal of this grant renewal application is the development of novel mass spectrometric (MS) techniques for detailed analysis of the vitamin D metabolome. Vitamin D comprises a group of secosteroidal compounds, of which vitamin D3 is the most impor ...

  • New Sales Markets for Fermentation Products Through Agglomeration With Secondary Materials; Sub-Project 2: An Economic Analysis

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

    Duration of Project: 02/2019 - 12/2020

    Financer: Sonstige Bundesmittel (keine Ministerien)

    The overall objective of the joint project is to create alternative marketing channels for the regional marketing of upgraded fermentation products from agricultural biogas plants in the non-agricultural sector. The project is based on three fields o ...

  • Nematodes as important source for omega-3 long-chain fatty acids in the soil food web and the impact in nutrition for higher trophic levels

    Menzel, Ralph, PD Dr. (Ecology)

    Duration of Project: 01/2021 - 12/2023

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    Several soil invertebrates, especially nematodes but also collembola and predatory mites, were assigned as a source of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3 family (ω3 LC-PUFAs). These are well recognized compounds of great physiologi ...

  • N2O Emissions As Response of Process-Related Soil Microbial Activity to Different Irrigation and Nitrogen Fertilization Regimes in Potato Cropping

    Rueß, Liliane, Prof. Dr. (Ecology)

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 03/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Agricultural soils are one of the main sources of N2O emissions. The objective of the proposed project is to reveal the complex microbial-mediated processes behind N2O emissions – i.e. composition, distribution and especially activity of the soil-inh ...

  • Multimodal clinical mass spectrometry to target treatment resistance - MSTARS

    Volmer, Dietrich, Prof. Dr. (Analytical and environmental Chemistry)

    Duration of Project: 03/2020 - 02/2023

    Financer: BMBF

    Nach bedeutenden Fortschritten in der Präzisionsmedizin durch genomische Verfahren wird ein umfassendes Verständnis humaner Erkrankungen auf Protein- und Metabolitebene angestrebt. So erlangtes Wissen ist aussichtsreich für die Verbesserung von Patie ...

  • Moving from pattern towards process for improved forecasts of species range dynamics

    Zurell, Damaris, Dr. (Biogeography)

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2020

    Financer: DAAD
  • Molecular Basis of Pioneer Transcription Factor Function in Flower Development

    Kaufmann, Kerstin, Prof. Dr. (Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants)

    Duration of Project: 09/2017 - 04/2021

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
  • Modes of Vector Transmission of Cherry Leaf Roll Virus (CLRV) – Molecular Basis and Potential Arthropod Vector Species

    Büttner, Carmen, Prof. Dr. agr. (Phytomedicine)

    Duration of Project: 06/2012 - 08/2019

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) is a plant pathogen of economic and ecologic importance. It is globally distributed in a wide range of forest, fruit, and ornamental trees and shrubs. In several areas of cherry and walnut production CLRV causes severe l ...

  • Mitigation of Data Scarcity in Crop Insurance Pricing by Exploiting Spatial Information: A Propagation-Separation Approach

    Shen, Zhiwei, Dr. (Agricultural Farm Management)

    Duration of Project: 08/2017 - 10/2018

    Financer: DFG: Eigene Stelle (Sachbeihilfe)

    In view of the rapid expansion of crop insurance worldwide, a sound and accurate pricing approach of insurance contracts is of utmost importance to maintain sustainable and viable risk management solutions for producers, insurers and governments. Unl ...

  • Mechanism of Ni, Fe-Containing Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenases

    Dobbek, Holger, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Structural Biology / Biochemistry)

    Duration of Project: 07/2019 - 06/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Ni, Fe-containing carbon monoxide dehydrogenases (CODHs) catalyze the reversible oxidation of CO with water to CO2, two protons and 2 electrons, e.g. allowing bacteria and archaea to convert CO2 to CO, which is condensed with a methyl-cation and CoA ...

  • Mechanism of metal-specific ECF transporters

    Eitinger, Thomas, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Microbiology)

    Duration of Project: 04/2017 - 09/2020

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Energy-coupling factor (ECF) transporters represent a large subgroup of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters and are involved in micronutrient uptake in prokaryotes. Substrates comprise water-soluble vitamins and the transition metal ions Co2+ ...

  • Mechanism of Enzyme Rhodopsin Activation

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

    Duration of Project: 10/2016 - 09/2021

    Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - Monoprojekt

    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 ...

  • Max Planck School of Cognition

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

    Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 04/2024

    Financer: BMBF

    The doctoral program at the Max Planck School of Cognition offers exceedingly bright students a superior grasp of the different methods and approaches used in the rapidly evolving field of Cognition. We are driven by the passion to better understand ...

  • Learning of Intelligent Swarm Behavior - EXC 2002 SCoI P 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 to systematic quantification of collective behavior of fish in order to derive data-driven models of observed collective behavior across different ecological contexts. Here, two important ecological contexts shall ...

  • Language Production in Shared Task Settings

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

    Duration of Project: 04/2019 - 03/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Typically, people speak in the context of social interaction. Yet, surprisingly little is known about how the neuro-cognitive processes of language production are shaped by social interaction. Drawing upon a well-established effect in language produc ...

  • Language Production in Shared Task Settings

    Kuhlen-Ruber, Anna Katharina, Ph.D. (Neuralcognitive Psychology)

    Duration of Project: 08/2019 - 08/2022

    Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe

    Typically, people speak in the context of social interaction. Yet, surprisingly little is known about how the neuro-cognitive processes of language production are shaped by social interaction. Drawing upon a well-established effect in language produc ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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