Junior Research Groups at Freie Universität Berlin

By establishing junior research groups, the university offers outstanding young scholars and researchers the opportunity to conduct independent research and build up their own working groups. In recent years, a number of funding institutions have established programs of this kind that include participation from academics and scientists at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Images of the Crisis - Affective Rhetoric of Audiovisuals

Group head: Dr. des. Jan-Hendrik Bakels
Funding period: 12/2015 - 11/2016
Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities, Film Studies
Email: jan.bakels@fu-berlin.de

NanoMatFutur - ThermoNanogele: Neuartige thermoresponsive Nanogele für den zielgerichteten Wirkstofftransport und die kontrollierte Freisetzung von Zytostatika und/oder fluoreszierenden Substanzen

Group head: Dr. Marcel Calderon
Funding period: 12/2012 - 11/2016
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institue for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: marcelo.calderon@chemie.fu-berlin.de

Global Change - Local Conflicts? Land conflicts in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa in the Context of Interdependent Processes of Transformation

Group head: Dr. Kristina Dietz
Funding period: 8/2014 - 7/2018
Institute for Latin American Studies
Email: kristina.dietz@fu-berlin.de

Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation

Group head: Dr. Payam Kaghazchi
Funding period: 1/2014 - 12/2016
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institue for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: payam.kaghazchi@fu-berlin.de

eBio - Meth4SysPharm-Modeling Methods for Systems Pharmacology and Application to HIV-1

Group head: Dr. Max von Kleist
Funding period: 4/2014 - 3/2019
Dept. of Mathematik and Computer Sciences, Institute for Mathematics
Email: vkleist@zedat.fu-berlin.de

MoSTNet - Modulare Modellierungsmethoden für Signaltransduktionsnetzwerke (e:Bio - Innovationswettbewerb Systembiologie)

Group head: Prof. Dr. Heike Siebert
Funding period: 3/2012 - 2/2017
Dept. of Mathematik and Computer Sciences, Institute for Mathematics
Email: siebert@mi.fu-berlin.de

eBio - Endolysion - Integrative Systembiologie der endosomalen/lysosomalen Ionenhomöostase

Group head: Dr. Tobias Stauber
Funding period: 6/2014 - 5/2019
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: tobias.stauber@mdc-berlin.de

NanoMatFutur 2013: From Thermoresponsive Surfaces to Functional 3D Tissue in Vitro - A New Animal Testing Alternative (Surf3DTiss)

Group head: Dr. Heidemarie Weinhart
Funding period: 2/2015 - 1/2019
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry
E-Mail: marie.weinhart@fu-berlin.de
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Interactions and Topology in Quantum Matter: From frustrated magnets to fractional topological insulators

Group head: Dr. Emil J. Bergholtz
Funding period: 3/2013 - 4/2016
Dept. of Physics, Theoretical Physics
Email: ejb@physik.fu-berlin.de

Neural dynamics of visual cognition

Group head: Dr. Radoslaw Cichy
Funding period: 5/2016 - 4/2021
Dept. of Education and Psychology, Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Email: mcichy@mit.edu

European Astro-Futurism and Extraterrestrial Life in the 20th Century

Group head: Dr. Alexander C. T. Geppert
Funding period: 1/2010 - 3/2016
Dept. of History and Cultural Studies, Friedrich Meinecke Institute
Email: alexander.geppert@fu-berlin.de

Global Assessment of Vegetation, Photosynthesis and Gross Primary Production through Space Measurements of Chlorophyll Fluorescence

Group head: Dr. Luis Guanter
Funding period: 4/2012 - 3/2017
Dept. of Earth Sciences, Institute of Space Sciences
Email: luis.guanter@wew.fu-berlin.de

Functional consequences of alternative splicing in T cells

Group head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Heyd
Funding period: 11/2013 - 12/2016
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmay, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: florian.heyd@fu-berlin.de

Reaching the People

Group head: Dr. Valeska Huber
Funding period: 10/2017 - 9/2020
Dept. of History and Cultural Studies, Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History
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Korrelationseffekte in ein- und zweidimensionalen Elektronensystemen im Gleich- und Nicht-Gleichgewicht

Group head: Dr. Christoph Karrasch
Funding period: 10/2015 - 9/2020
Dept. of Physics, Theoretical Physics

Living Condition in Prehistoric Times

Group head: Dr. Eva Rosenstock
Funding period: 9/2011 - 1/2017
Dept. of History and Cultural Sciences, Prehistoric Archaeology
Email: rsnstck@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Mediating (Semi-)Authoritarianism: The Power of the Internet in the post-Soviet World

Group head: Dr. Florian Töpfl
Funding period: 10/2014 - 9/2019
Dept. of Political and Social Sciences, Media and Communication Studies
Email: f.toepfl@fu-berlin.de

Development of Microscopic Models for Characterizing the Effects of Dissipation on the Quantum Control of Chemical Reactions

Group head: Dr. Jean Christophe Tremblay
Funding period: 11/2012 - 10/2017
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy / Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Email: jc.tremblay@fu-berlin.de

Literature and Architecture (since 18th cent.)

Group head: Dr. Julia Albine Weber
Funding period: 2/2012 - 10/2017
Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities / Comparative Literature
Email: julia.weber@fu-berlin.de

Synaptic Mechanisms of Learned Vocal Production in the Zebra Finch

Group head: Dr. Daniela Vallentin
Funding period: 7/2016 - 6/2021
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy / Biology
Email: danielavallentin@gmail.com
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Nonlinear Dynamics

Group head: PD Dr. Pavel Gurevich
Funding period: since 1/2015
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics
Email: gurevich@math.fu-berlin.de

Infection Immunology

Group head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartmann
Funding period: since 12/2011
Dept. of Veterinary Medicine, Immunology and Molecular Biology
Email: susanne.hartmann@fu-berlin.de

susanne.hartmann@fu-berlin.deNovel Species Communities: Formation, and Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Group head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jonathan Jeschke
Funding period: since 12/2014
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, Institute of Biology
Email: jonathan.jeschke@gmx.net
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Wenn der Rahmen zum Thema wird. Das Spiel mit den Grenzen ästhetischer Wahrnehmung in den Künsten des 20. Jahrhunderts

Group head: Dr. Annette Gilbert
Funding period: 2009 - 2017
Dept. of Philosophy and Humanities, Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature
Email: annette.gilbert@fu-berlin.de
Internet: http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we03/mitarbeiter/wissmitarbeiter/gilbert/index.html
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Navigating the social world - A cross-cultural and developmental perspective on social norms (Freigeist Fellowship)

Group head: Dr. Patricia Kanngießer
Funding period: 2015 - 2020
Dept. of Educational Science and Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology

The Cold War's Clash of Civilizations: The Soviet Union, the Left, and the International Origins of Islamism

Group head: Dr. Timothy Nunan
Funding period: 10/2016 - 9/2021
of History and Cultural Studies, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of History
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