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Stand: April 8, 2021

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   Biochemistry
201-07   Bioinformatics and Theoretical Biology

Scientific Areas of Responsibility (Deputy Contact)

201-02   Biophysics
201-04   Structural Biology

Coordinated Programmes (procedural matters)

Priority Programmes

1710 Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in cellular physiology
1927 Iron-Sulfur for Life
2191 Molecular mechanisms of functional phase separation

Research Units

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 -
2969 Mechanisms of antibody light chain misfolding in systemic AL amyloidosis

Coordinated Programmes (scientific matters)

CRC/Transregios

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

Clusters of Excellence (ExStra)

2068 Physics of Life - The Dynamic Organization of Living Matter (PoL)
2189 CIBSS - Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies

Collaborative Research Centres

860 Integrative Structural Biology of Dynamic Macromolecular Assemblies
877 Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology
902 Molecular Principles of RNA-based Regulation
960 RNP biogenesis: assembly of ribosomes and non-ribosomal RNPs and control of their function
969 Chemical and biological principles of cellular proteostasis
1035 Control of protein function by conformational switching
1208 Identity and Dynamics of Membrane Systems - from Molecules to Cellular Functions
1309 Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications
1381 Dynamic organization of cellular protein machineries: From biogenesis and modular assembly to function
1423 Structural Dynamics of GPCR Activation and Signaling

Research Training Groups

1976 Functional Diversity of Cofactors in Enzymes
2202 Transport across and into membranes
2424 Computational Methods for Oncology: Towards Personalized Therapies in Cancer
2467 Intrinsically Disordered Proteins – Molecular Principles, Cellular Functions, and Diseases
2550 Dynamic regulation of cellular protein localization
2566 Interfacing image analysis and molecular life-science (Imol)
2606 Understanding protease functions in cellular pathways through discovery and analysis of protease substrates (ProtPath)