Collaborative Research Centers (SFB = Sonderforschungsbereich)


Teams of scientists who want to conduct complex and long-term research can apply for the establishment of a Collaborative Research Center. In these centers, researchers can explore beyond the boundaries of departments or disciplines over a time span of 12 years. This program also allows collaborations with other universities, non-university institutions or industry. With this program, the German Research Foundation (DFG) wants to promote interdisciplinary cooperation within universities. It also aims at scientists at an early stage in their career and puts great emphasis on gender equality in the establishment of the Collaborative Research Centers.



Collaborative Research Centers

Name Number Title Year
Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager SFB/TRR 179 Determinants and Dynamics of Elimination versus Persistence of Hepatitis Virus Infection since 2016
Prof. Dr. Walter Nickel SFB/TRR 186 Molecular Switches in the Spacio-temporal Control of Cellular Signal Transmission since 2016
Prof. Dr.
Rohini Kuner
SFB 1158 From Nociception to Chronic Pain: Structure-Function Properties of Neural Pathways and Their Reorganisation since 2015
Prof. Dr.
Andreas Draguhn
SFB 1134 Functional Ensembles: Cellular Components, Patterned Activity and Plasticity of Co-Active Neurons in Local Networks since 2015
Prof. Dr.
Hans-Georg Kräusslich
SFB 1129 Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread since 2014
Prof. Dr.
Bernd Bukau
SFB 1036 Cellular Surveillance and Damage Response since 2012
Prof. Dr.
Jan Lohmann
SFB 873 Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease since 2010
Prof. Dr.
Thomas Söllner
SFB/TRR 83 Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies since 2010
Prof. Dr.
Felix Wieland
SFB 638 Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes in Biosynthetic Transport 2004-2015
Prof. Dr.
Herta Flor
SFB 636 Learning, Memory and Brain Plasticity: Implications for Psychopathology 2004-2015

Number of currently running SFBs by members of the Heidelberg University: 21
Of these, number of currently running SFBs CellNetworks members received: 10