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2020-2024 Digitalisierung der Lebenswissenschaften: Wege in die Zukunft
Landesprogramm „ProDigital“ des Freistaats Thüringen, Speaker: Manja Marz
involvement in five different projects
one doctoral students (60 months E13/75%), one PostDoc (60 months E13/100%)
1 350 000 €
(total funding amount)
2019-2022 Datengetriebene Virusdiagnostik auf multiplen Ebenen II (Anwendung)
Carl Zeiss Stiftung: Eine virtuelle Werkstatt für die Digitalisierung in den Wissenschaften
one doctoral student (36 months)
145 000 €
2019-2022 A comprehensive analysis of microorganisms and viruses from ancient samples using minion sequencing techniques
International Max Planck Research School for the Science of Human History
one doctoral student (36 months)
90 000€
2019-2021 Development of metagenomics assisted surveillance tools for tracking antibiotic resistance in river bodies — A study in the Ganges river valley (NANOLOG)
BMBF – DBT Cooperative Science Program
one doctoral student (24 months E13/25%), one doctoral student (12 months E13/50%)
150 000€
2017–2021 Viral diversity, viral de novo assembly, and viral decay in groundwater
CRC 1076 — AquaDiva, Speaker: Kirsten Küsel
one doctoral student (48 months E13/75%)
242 000 €
2017–2019 The role of human microbiota for the development of fungal infectious diseases – Candida albicans as a case study
DFG SFB/TR124 Pathogenic fungi and their human host, Speaker: Axel Brakhage
one doctoral student (48 months E13/65%)
139 500 €
2017–2019 All-in-one Multiplex-Sequencing
DFG Forschungszentrum 118 — iDiv
two PostDocs (2×24 months)
128 000 €
2016–2019 Molekulare Serologie zur schnellen Bestimmung der Impftiter gegen impf-präventable Infektionskrankheiten (STIKO-Liste) bei Migranten und anderen Patientengruppen
Zwanzig20 – InfectControl 2020, Subproject: STIKO-Serologie
one PostDocs (1×24 months) and one doctoral student (1×12 months)
317 662 €
2016–2019 Embryonale nicht-kodierende RNAs in der menschlichen Plazenta und dem mütterlichen Blutkreislauf
DFG Sachmittelantrag MA 5082/9-1
one doctoral student (36 months E13/100%)
269 500 €
2016–2019 Ecology and Species Barriers in Emerging Viral Diseases
DFG SPP 1596, Speaker: Christian Drosten
one doctoral student (36 months E13/75%), one PostDoc (36 months E13/50%)
375 750 €
since 2015 DFG Forschungszentrum 118 — iDiv – German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
associated member
2018 VEME: International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology
DFG MA5082/13-1
24 400 €
2016–2018 Exploration of Non-coding RNAs Involved in X-linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism through High-Throughput Sequencing (RNA-Seq)
MGH — CCXDP
one doctoral student (24 months E13/75%)
co-PI with Christine Klein and Aloysius Domingo
121 400 €
2015–2018 ZAJ — RegenerAging — Analyzing the regulation of aging
one doctoral student (36 months E13/50%)
90 000 €
2013–2017 Pathogenic fungi and their human host: Networks of interaction
DFG SFB/Transregio 124 — FungiNet
one doctoral student (36 months E13/65%)
139 500 €
2013–2017 Elucidation of microbial nutrient cycling using key functional genes and proteins (BIODIV4)
CRC 1076 — AquaDiva
one shared doctoral student (36 months E13/50%)
associated member
2014–2016 Lücken im Kraftwerk der Zukunft – Kombinierte Metabolom- und Transkriptomanalyse des Hell/Dunkel-Zyklus bei Cyanobakterien
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
one doctoral student (24 months E13/50%), one PostDoc (24 months E13/100%)
200 000 €
2013–2016 Ecology and Species Barriers in Emerging Viral Diseases
DFG – SPP 1596
one doctoral student (24 months E13/50%)
associated member
57 596 €
2011–2016 Automated Genomewide Annotation of Non-coding RNAs
DFG – Sachmittelantrag MA-5082/1
two doctoral students (36 months E13/50%)
220 000 €
2011–2015 International Research Training Group – Enzymes and multienzme complexes acting on nucleic acids
DFG – Graduiertenkolleg GRK-1384
one doctoral student (54 months E13/50%)
208 440 €
2010–2013 Sensory and regulatory RNAs in Prokaryotes
DFG – SPP 1258
associated member