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List of project proposals

Nr.Project leadersTopicLink
1.Hegemann (HU)/Hildebrandt (TU)
Molecular and functional characterization of bacteriophytochrome from Deinococcus deserti and optogenetic application as red-light-regulated guanylyl cyclaseProposal 1
2.Süßmuth (TU)/Dobbek (HU)Structural and functional studies of class III lanthipeptide synthetasesProposal 2
3.Repke (TU)/Schomäcker (TU)Fundamental experimental investigations on mass transfer between
different catalytic centers situated in porous matrices
Proposal 3
4.Sun (FMP)/Hildebrandt (TU)The role of molecular dynamics in gating and substrate recognition of intramembrane
Proposal 4
5.Kneipp (HU)/Ahrens (HU)Monitoring enzyme function at lipid membranes by SERSProposal 5
6.Braun (HU)/Kaupp (TU)Carbonylation and carboxylation of alkanes in fluorinated solvents or scCO2Proposal 6
7.Mroginski (TU)/Rappsilber (TU)Understanding enzymatic catalytic cycles by quantitative crosslinking mass
spectrometry and molecular simulations.
Proposal 7
8.Teichert (TU)/Fletcher (U. Oxford)The same and not the same – distinguishing similar functional groups by bifunctional catalystsProposal 8
9.Börner (HU)/Thomas (TU)Exploring the functionality space of organic frameworks: Via combinatorial chemistry to functional materials and artificial protein mimicsProposal 9
10.Matera (FU)/Fuhrmann (WIAS)Coupled atomistic and nanofluidic simulations for electrocatalysisProposal 10
11.Keller (FU)/Hegemann (HU)Isomerization of retinal in different chemical environments
investigated by QM calculations and transition path sampling simulations
Proposal 11
12.Friedrich (TU)/Budisa (TU/U. Manitoba)Synthetic biology tools for the design of novel biological photoswitches based on
modular carotenoprotein assemblies
Proposal 12
13.Ray (HU)/Dau (FU)Water oxidation mediated by [MII(Hbbpya)]2+ catalysts (M= Fe, Co, Ni): Mechanistic  investigation and spectroscopic trapping of reactive intermediatesProposal 13
14.Gurlo (TU)/Rosowski (BASF)/Schomäcker (TU)Fundamental aspects of performance and stability of multi-metallic catalytic systems in coupled chemocatalytic reactionsProposal 14
15.Risse (FU)/Frei (FHI)In-situ investigations on the geometric and electronic properties of paramagnetic
sites in heterogeneous catalysts under relevant conditions
Proposal 15
16.Hildebrandt (TU)/Hegemann (HU)Potential-dependent structural changes of membrane-bound proteins by vibrational spectroscopyProposal 16
17.Zebger (TU)/Scheller (UP)/Wollenberger (UP)Combined electrochemical and vibrational spectro-electrochemical studies
of enzymatic processes on MIP covered model electrodes
Proposal 17
18.Kraehnert (TU)/Werwatz (TU)Knowledge extraction form large sets of data in heterogeneous catalysis
- a combined experimental, computational and statistical approach -
Proposal 18 (only abstract)