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DFG Contacts

Stand: June 2, 2020

Dr. Regina Nickel

Programme Director
Life Sciences 2: Microbiology, Immunology, Neurosciences

E-Mail: Regina.Nickel@dfg.de
Telephone: +49 (228) 885-2032
Telefax: +49 (228) 885-713320
Kennedyallee 40
53175 Bonn

Tasks and Responsibilities

Scientific Areas of Responsibility

204-01   Metabolism, Biochemistry and Genetics of Microorganisms
204-02   Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

204-03   Medical Microbiology and Mycology, Hygiene, Molecular Infection Biology
204-04   Virology
204-05   Immunology

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Priority Programmes

1879 Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Bacteria
2002 Small Proteins in Prokaryotes, an Unexplored World
2141 Much more than defence: the multiple functions and facets of CRISPR-Cas

Research Units

1530 Anaerobic Biological Dehalogenation: Organisms, Biochemistry, and (Eco-)physiology
2327 VIROCARB: Glycans Controlling Non-Enveloped Virus Infections
2406 Proteogenomics of Marine Polysaccharide Utilization (POMPU)
2816 The Autotrophy-Heterotrophy Switch in Cyanobacteria: Coherent Decision-Making at Multiple Regulatory Layers

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)


51 Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade: Towards a Systems Biology Understanding of a Globally Important Clade of Marine Bacteria
124 Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction - FungiNet -
174 Spatiotemporal dynamics of bacterial cells

Clusters of Excellence (ExStra)

2051 Balance of the Microverse

Collaborative Research Centres

900 Chronic Infections: Microbial Persistence and its Control
987 Microbial Diversity in Environmental Signal Response
1127 Chemical Mediators in complex Biosystems

Research Training Groups

1708 Molecular principles of bacterial survival strategies
2341 Microbial Substrate Conversion (MiCon)