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

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

Press release on Research Unit 2496

 

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 – 2018

Homepage of Research Unit 2333

 

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

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

Duration: 2016 – 2019

Homepage of Research Unit 2327

 

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 – 2018

Homepage of Research Unit 2314

 

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 – 2018

Homepage of Research Unit 2237

 

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

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

Duration: 2013 – 2019

Homepage of Research Unit 2060

 

Expectation and Conditioning as Basic Processes of the Placebo and Nocebo Response (Research Unit 1328) – Marburg, Essen, Tübingen

Deputy Coordinator, Tübingen: Prof. Dr. Paul Enck – Department of Internal Medicine VI, Tübingen University Hospital

Research unit working since: 2010

Homepage of Research Unit 1328 

 

Orchestrating Computer-supported Processes of Learning and Instruction (Research Unit 738)

Coodinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich Hesse, Institute of Psychology and the Knowledge Media Research Center (IWM)

Duration: 2006 – 2017

Homepage of Research Unit 738

 

 

Clinical Research Unit at the University of Tübingen

Platelets – Molecular Mechanisms and Translational Applications (Clinical Research Unit 274)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Meinrad Gawaz – Department of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology and Circulation Disease, Tübingen University Hospital

Research unit working since: 2011

Homepage of Clinical Research Unit 274