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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 ...
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 ...
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 symptom ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nyakatura, John, Prof. Dr. (Morphology (Zoology) and Form History)
Duration of Project: 12/2016 - 07/2021
Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
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 ...
Brockmann, Gudrun A., Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)
Duration of Project: 12/2018 - 03/2022
Financer: DFG: Sachbeihilfe
The aim of the project is the elucidation of the mechanism causing obesity in the Berlin Fat Mouse (BFMI). This mouse harbors a spontaneous mutation on mouse chromosome 3 (jObes1 locus) accounting for the high fat deposition particularly during puber ...
Brockmann, Gudrun A., Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)
Duration of Project: 05/2016 - 06/2020
Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
The goal of the project is the genetic improvement of German Black Pied cattle, an endangered cattle breed, to make them economically more attractive. DSN is a dual-purpose breed with focus on milk production. There is a high interest to maintain the ...
Aenis, Thomas, Dr. (Agricultural Consulting and Communication Studies)
Duration of Project: 12/2017 - 11/2020
Financer: Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
The project "Green Climate Oases: Integrated Urban Development in Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf" strives for a "holistic" example, which can serve as a nationwide model for an integrated urban development based on cooperation and participation and flank ...
Kirschke, Dieter, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. (Agricultural Politics)
Duration of Project: 12/2009 - 06/2012
It is very likely that the rural poor in Tanzania will be severely affected by climate change. Yet, the country possesses only little capacities for adaptation. A better understanding of processes that shape farmers’ adaptation to climate change is c ...
Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)
Duration of Project: 11/2012 - 10/2017
Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster
Photosystem II (PSII) of oxygenic photosynthesis has the unique capability of utilizing visible light to oxidize water at the Mn4CaO5-cluster (the water oxidizing complex, WOC). Important progress in elucidating the molecular structure of the WOC has ...
Zouni, Athina, PD Dr. (Honorary Chairs / Professors by Special Appointment / Part-Time Lecturers)
Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 12/2018
Financer: DFG-Exzellenzinitiative: Cluster
Oxygen photosynthesis in green plants, algae and cyanobacteria is catalyzed by the two large membrane protein complexes Photosystem I (PSI) and Photosystem II (PSII). Both complexes contain a reaction center (RC) that conducts a light-driven charge t ...
Klipp, Edda, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. (Theoretical Biophysics)
Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2022
Financer: Europäische Union (EU) - HU als Beteiligte
The challenge addressed in the SECRETERS programme is to markedly enhance the EU’s capacity for the production of secreted high-quality recombinant proteins, with a special emphasis on therapeutic proteins (biotherapeutics) and industrial enzymes tha ...
Brecht, Michael, Prof. Dr. (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)
Duration of Project: 11/2017 - 10/2020
Financer: Einstein Stiftung Berlin
Neurons communicate primarily via connections known as electro-chemical synapses, billions of which are in any piece of brain tissue and are essential for its function. However, certain types of neurons also interact via a totally different type of s ...
Fröbisch, Nadia, Prof. Dr. (Development and Evolution)
Duration of Project: 01/2019 - 12/2020
Financer: DAAD
An understanding of the mechanisms underlying the regenerative programs of limb/fin and tail regeneration in vertebrates are for obvious reasons of great interest and a major research focus of the fields of molecular biology and regenerative medicine ...
Feindt, Peter H., Prof. Dr. (Agricultural and Food Policy)
Duration of Project: 03/2019 - 02/2024
Financer: BMBF
CUBES Circle work package 8 combines theories of innovation diffusion with novel virtual/mixed reality approaches in order to understand the determinants of the diffusion of flexible bio-based production systems for a range of potential applications ...
Hillmann, Edna, Prof. Dr. (Animal Husbandry)
Duration of Project: 09/2018 - 08/2021
Financer: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
The aim of this project is to demonstrate the advantages of a generic data platform. By means of case studies,
we will showcase how existing sensor prototypes can be combined with additional on farm (sensor) data, to
build new applications and impr ...
Nielsen, Jonas Ostergaard, Prof. Dr. (Cultural and Social Geography)
Duration of Project: 01/2018 - 12/2021
Financer: Europäische Union (EU)
COUPLED is a four-year, European Training Network granted by the EC in Horizon 2020. We put the research approach of TELECOUPLING into action for solving sustainability challenges for land use. How to understand processes and actors that influence la ...
Dobbek, Holger, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Structural Biology / Biochemistry)
Duration of Project: 01/2017 - 12/2020
Financer: DFG - Schwerpunktprogramme
Anaerobic bacteria and archaea use homologous enzymes to convert CO2 and H2 to acetyl-CoA and methane, which determine since the dawn of life the global carbon cycle on earth. At first we want to investigate whether the homologous enzymes from archae ...
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