Uni-Tübingen

DFG Research Units

The Research Units of the German Research Foundation (DFG) bring together a number of outstanding scientists to work together on one research topic exclusively. These groups are able to devote substantially more time and financial resources to their projects across a broader range of topics than is normally the case with individual research projects funded by the DFG. The Research Units are usually funded for a period of more than six years, and often play a key role in establishing new directions in research.

Research Units at the University of Tübingen

The Autotrophy-Heterotrophy Switch in Cyanobacteria: Coherent Decision-Making at Multiple Regulatory Layers (Research Unit 2816)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer, Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine

Duration: since 2018

Epileptogenesis of genetic epilepsies (Research Unit 2715)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Holger Lerche, Center of Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research

Duration: since 2017

Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Research Unit 2496)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Mischa Meier, Faculty of Humanitites - Ancient History

Duration: 2017 – 2020

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Macromolecular Complexes in mRNA Localization (Research Unit 2333)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dierk Niessing, LMU München

Tübingen Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ralf-Peter Jansen, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Duration: 2016 – 2019

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ViroCarb: Glycans Controlling Non-Enveloped Virus Infections (Research Unit 2327)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thilo Stehle, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Duration: 2016 – 2019

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Targeting Therapeutic Windows in Essential Cellular Processes for Tumor Therapy (Research Unit 2314), Würzburg, Tübingen

Tübingen Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Lars Zender, Department of Internal Medicine I, Tübingen University Hospital

Duration: 2015 – 2021

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Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past (Research Unit 2237)

Coordinators: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jäger, Institute of Linguistics, and Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati, Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment

Duration: 2015 – 2019

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cGMP Signalling in Cell Growth and Survival (Research Unit 2060)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Robert Feil – Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry

Duration: 2013 – 2020

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The Physiology of Distributed Computing Underlying Higher Brain Functions in Non-Human Primates (Research Unit 1847)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Thier – Department of Cognitive Neurology and Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research

Duration: 2014 - 2020

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