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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Collaborative Research Centres

at Humboldt-Universität Berlin


 

CRC 665: Developmental disturbances in the nervous system

Progress in genetics and microbiology within the past twenty years has made it possible to analyze molecules that control the development of the central nervous system. Researchers can now identify genetic changes which lead to the formation of developmental disorders. However, the mechanisms or molecules that form and maintain neural circuits have not yet been fully investigated, and this is the challenge for both basic and clinical neuroscience researchers working in this Collaborative Research Centre.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund
Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ) Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
D-10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 450-539 061
Fax: +49 30 450-570 936
E-Mail: sfb@665.charite.de

Duration: 07/05 - 06/17

Homepage: http://www.charite.de/sfb665/

 

 

CRC 740: From molecules to modules: organization and dynamics of functional cellular units

Functional modules are in the focus of the investigations. A functional module is considered to be an ensemble of macromolecules (proteins or RNA) which has a specific, largely autonomous function in biological cells. Among the functional modules there are macromolecular machines like ribosomes and proteasomes as well as unstable, dynamically organized protein ensembles similar to those found in intracellular transport.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Christian Spahn
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics
Ziegelstr. 5-9
D-10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 450-524131
Fax: +49 30 450-524931
E-Mail: chistian.spahn@charite.de

Duration: 01/07 - 12/18

Homepage: http://www.sfb740.de/

 

 

CRC 951: Organic/anorganic hybrid systems (HIOS)

Artificial hybrid materials consisting of semi-conductors, conjugated organic molecules and metallic nano-structures are in the centre of this research. As a result of the interaction of these very different components, new chemical and physical properties come into being, which need to be understood, controlled and utilized in order to be able to carry out increasingly complex opto-electronic functions in minute spaces.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Norbert Koch
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Department of Physics
Brook-Taylor-Straße 6
D-12489 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 2093-7819
Fax: +49 30 2093-7443
E-Mail: e-Mail

Duration: 07/11 - 06/19

Homepage: http://www.physik.hu-berlin.de/sfb951

 

 

CRC 1109: Understanding of Metal Oxide / Water Systems at the Molecular Scale: Structural Evolution, Interfaces, and Dissolution.

The research aims at a comprehensive understanding of the complex atomic scale processes underlying oxide formation, structural evolution and dissolution. Exemplarily, silica, alumina and iron oxides will be studied as metal oxides with the highest natural abundance and application relevance. In the long term the research results will be useful to reach a rational synthesis of oxides with desirable properties, such as stability towards corrosion.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Christian Limberg
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Brook-Taylor Str. 2
D-12489 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 2093-7382
Fax: +49 30 2093-6966
E-Mail: christian.limberg@chemie.hu-berlin.de

Duration: 04/14 - 12/17

CRC 1315: Mechanismen und Störungen der Gedächtnis-Konsolidierung: Von Synapsen zur Systemebene

How does long-term memory work? That is the key question at the heart of the new Collaborative Research Center SFB 1315. Memory makes us who we are as humans; however, memory is also a complex set of processes that can be understood on many levels from basic storage mechanisms to large-scale cognitive processing. This is where the SFB 1315 comes in. Its aim is to describe and understand memory as a whole from the basic processes right up to human cognition – in other words, to generate a theory of memory. In particular, the SFB 1315 will focus on how memories are consolidated over time. In addition, the team of researchers seek to learn how to influence and even enhance memory formation. It is hoped this will lead to new treatment methods for disorders that remain virtually untreatable (such as, for instance, Alzheimer's disease).

Spokesperson:
Prof. Matthew Larkum, Ph.D.
Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Biology
Charitéplatz 1
D-10017 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 2093-539117
E-Mail: matthew.larkum@hu-berlin.de

Duration: 07/18 - 06/22

Homepage: https://hu.berlin/sfb1315
 

 

SFB/TR 84: Congenital immunity of the lung: mechanisms of pathogenic attacks and host defence in pneumonia

Pneumonia is a very common disease. 12 to 14 per cent of the patients who are hosptilized with the condition die eventually although they were given adequate amounts of antibiotics. In the framework of this project researchers investigate how bacteria and viruses cause damage to the lung and how the lung reacts to eliminate the pathogens. The researchers involved aim to contribute to new approaches to the therapy of pneumonia, which in addition to antibiotics will reduce the high pneumonia mortality rates.

Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Norbert Suttorp
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Internal Medicine Clinic, Specializing in Infectiology
Augustenburger Platz 1
D-13353 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 450-553052
Fax: +49 30 450-553906
E-Mail: Norbert.Suttorp@charite.de

Duration: 07/10 - 06/18

Homepage: http://www.sfb-tr84.de

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