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Research Training Groups with Humboldt Participation

 

RTG 2046: Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models To Natural Systems

The number of parasite infections among humans and animals is increasing worldwide. Contributing factors include greater immunity to medication, global warming and the rise in international travel. The Research Training Group "Parasite Infections: From Experimental Models To Natural Systems" seeks to step up both research and scientific training in the field of parasitology. It will investigate the biological, medical and veterinary aspects of parasite infections in equal measure. The research programme will examine the issue on three levels: molecular, cellular and organismic. The participants will focus on a small number of selected host and parasite systems, which it will analyse.

Coordinating University:
Freie Universität Berlin

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartmann

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität Berlin:
Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Biology

Duration: 04/2015 - 03/2024

Homepage: http://www.vetmed.fu-berlin.de/einrichtungen/institute/we06/grk2046/index.html

 

 

RTG 2130: Minor Cosmopolitanisms

Western research in post-colonialism in the cultural and scientific disciplines has been concerned primarily with English-language print media created often in institutions in North America, Great Britain and Australia. The new Research Training Group "Minor Cosmopolitanisms" seeks to extend this research to include previously neglected areas of post-colonial practice, and investigate more than just print media. Instead, it will research how "minor cosmopolitanisms", new forms of cosmpolitanism that go beyond a eurocentric heritage, are negotiated in literature, other media and in everyday practice. The doctoral researchers will not only work in Potsdam but also move around a closely knit network of eight partner institutions in the USA, Canada, South Africa, India and Australia.

Coordinating University:
University of Potsdam

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Lars Eckstein and Prof. Dr. Dirk Wiemann

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität Berlin:
Faculty of Humanities, Department of European Ethnology

Duration: 10/2016 - 09/2025

Homepage: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/minorcosmopolitanisms/

 

 

RTG 2248: Global Intellectual History - Transfers, Circulation of Ideas, Historical Actors (18th - 20th Century)

The Research Training Group entitled “Global Intellectual History - Transfers, Circulation of Ideas, Historical Actors (18th-20th Century)” will investigate intellectual reactions to processes of entanglement, the emergence of cross-boundary aspirations and the universalisation of ideas, as well as counter-movements. The role of non-Western actors in this context will especially be considered. The RTG also seeks to contribute to a discussion of the methods of global intellectual history, a more recent approach to global history.

Coordinating University:
Freie Universität Berlin together with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Spokesperson:
Prof. Sebastian Conrad

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität Berlin:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies, Department of Asian and African Studies

Duration: 04/2017 - 03/2026

Homepage: https://www.gih.global-history.de/

 

 

RTG 2424: Computational Methods for Oncology: Towards Personalized Therapies in Cancer

Computer-aided methods are becoming increasingly important in cancer research since ever larger data sets need to be converted into clinical knowledge. The RTG “Computational Methods for Oncology: Towards Personalized Therapies in Cancer” aims to derive individualised therapies from molecular patterns with computer-aided processes. The collaboration will work at the interface between bioinformatics, molecular biology and clinical oncology.

Coordinating University:
Charité Berlin - Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Nils Blüthgen

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Computer Science

Duration: 06/2019 - 05/2028

Homepage: https://www.comp-cancer.de/

 

 

IRTG 2445: Temporalities of Future in Latin America: Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation

The IRTG “Temporalities of Future in Latin America: Dynamics of Aspiration and Anticipation” aims to research social practices that are designed to change social conditions. The researchers will focus on individual actors whose actions produce new “temporalities of future”. The topic of investigation will be visions for the future in colonial, post-colonial and modern-day Latin America.

Coordinating University: Freie Universität Berlin

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Stefan Rinke

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Education Studies

Duration: 04/2019 - 03/2028

Homepage: https://www.lai.fu-berlin.de/en/temporalities-of-future/index.html

 

RTG 2473: Bioactive Peptides - Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis

Peptides are organic chemical compounds that consist of a chain of two or more amino acids. They are produced and used in many areas, from biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology and biomedicine to the materials sciences. The RTG “Bioactive Peptides – Innovative Aspects of Synthesis and Biosynthesis” aims to develop new strategies for peptide and protein synthesis and also biosynthesis and bioengineering. In addition, researchers will examine the structure, stability and bioactivity of peptides.

Coordinating University: Technische Universität Berlin

Spokeperson: Prof. Dr. Roderich D. Süßmuth

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry

Duration: 04/2019 - 03/2028

Homepage: https://www.synpepbio.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/

 

IRTG 2544: Stochastic Analysis in Interaction

Stochastic processes are used to mathematically describe complex systems whose behaviour seems random and volatile. These processes have become increasingly significant in science, engineering and finance. The German-British IRTG "Stochastic Analysis in Interaction" will focus on the further development of mathematical methods in this area, which is important to both basic research and other fields of application.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Peter Bank

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics

Duration: 04/2020-09/2024

Homepage: https://www3.math.tu-berlin.de/stoch/IRTG/

 

RTG 2638: Normativity, Critique, Change

Fine arts, law, religion, language and morals are characterised by an understanding that the individual actions that constitute them are always bound by certain norms, but that a critical reflection of these norms occurs at the same time. The Research Training Group “Normativity, Critique, Change” will investigate to what extent the critical reflection of norms causes changes to the actions being carried out. The researchers thus intend to contribute towards the theoretical development of the disciplines involved, the humanities, cultural studies and legal studies.

Coordinating University: Freie Universität Berlin

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram

Participating Departments of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Duration: 10/2021-03/2026

Homepage: https://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/normativitaet-kritik-wandel

 

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