How Cells Assemble Their Skeleton

15/01/20 Microtubules, filamentous structures within the cell, are required for many important processes, including cell division and intracellular transport. A research team led by scientists from our faculty recently discovered how the spiral-shaped, modular microtubules are formed and how their formation is controlled. [...]

Research Units (DFG)

A Research Unit funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is made up of a team of outstanding researchers of the university, partly in cooperation with scientists and scholars of other institutions, working together on an intensive, medium-term research project (generally for six years). Research Units often contribute to establishing new research directions.


Research Unit where the coordinator is associated to the Faculty of Biosciences:

Research Unit

Spokesperson / Institute

FOR 2509
The Concert of Dolichol-based Glycosylation: From Molecules to Disease Models
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020)

Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)

FOR 2581
Quantitative Morphodynamics of Plants
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020)

Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)

FOR 1332
Physiological functions of the APP Gene Family in the Central Nervous System
(2010 - 2017)

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müller
Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB)



Research Unit where participants are associated to the Faculty of Biosciences

Research Unit

Coordinating University / Participating Institute at Heidelberg University

FOR 1805
Ribosome Dynamics in Regulation of Speed and Accuracy of Translation
(ends 12.05.2018)

University of Hamburg / Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)

FOR 2290
Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis
(ends 30.09.2018)

TUM School of Life Science Weihenstephan / Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)

FOR 2325
Interactions at the Neurovascular Interface
(ends 13.12.2018)

Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin Münster / Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN)

FOR 2289
Calcium homeostasis in Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
(ends 30.09.2018)

Prof. Dr. Ricarda Diem
Neurological Clinic