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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Gewächsha ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 techn ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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