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Stand: December 12, 2018

Dr. Nikolai Raffler

Programme Director
Life Sciences 1: Molecular and Organismic Biology

E-Mail: Nikolai.Raffler@dfg.de
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2441
Telefax: +49 (228) 885-713320
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Tasks and Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

Knowledge Transfer
Synthetic Biology

Scientific Areas of Responsibility

201-01 Basic Research in Biology and Medicine
201-04 Basic Research in Biology and Medicine
201-07 Basic Research in Biology and Medicine

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

201-02 Basic Research in Biology and Medicine

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Priority Programmes

1710 Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in cellular physiology
1927 Iron-Sulfur for Life

Research Units

1220 Prosthetic Groups: Transport and Insertion - PROTRAIN
1352 Structure, Function and Regulation of the Myofibrillar Z-disc Interactome
1543 Shear flow regulation of hemostasis - Bridging the gap between nanomechanics and clinical presentation
1805 Ribosome Dynamics in Regulation of Speed and Accuracy of Translation
1905 Structure and Function of the peroxisomal Translocon (PerTrans)
2038 Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization
2290 Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis
2509 The concert of dolichol-based glycosylation: from molecules to disease models
2518 Functional dynamics of ion channels and transporters - DynIon -

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)


83 Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies
186 Molecular Switches: Spatio-temporal Control of Cellular Signal Transmission

Clusters of Excellence

114 Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)
115 Macromolecular Complexes in Action
294 BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies - from Analysis to Synthesis

Collaborative Research Centres

740 From Molecules to Modules: Organisation and Dynamics of Functional Units in Cells
746 Functional specificity by coupling and modification of proteins
803 Functionality controlled by organization in and between membranes
807 Transport and Communication Across Biological Membrans
860 Integrative Structural Biology of Dynamic Macromolecular Assemblies
877 Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology
902 Molecular Principles of RNA-based Regulation
960 Ribosome formation: principles of RNP biogenesis and control of their function
969 Chemical and biological principles of cellular proteostasis
1035 Control of protein function by conformational switching
1036 Cellular Surveillance and Damage Response
1177 Molekular and Functional Characterization of Selective Autophagy
1190 Compartmental gates and contact sites in cells
1208 Identity and Dynamics of Membrane Systems - from Molecules to Cellular Functions
1309 Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications

Graduate Schools

4 Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM)

Research Training Groups

1721 Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and Hybrid Methods in Genome Biology
1772 Computational Systems Biology
1947 Biochemical, Biophysical and Biomedical Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species on Biological Membranes
1976 Functional Diversity of Cofactors in Enzymes
2062 Molecular Principlas of Synthetic Biology
2202 Transport across and into membranes
2223 Protein Complex Assembly (PROCOMPAS)