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Collaborative Research Centers (SFB)

Here you will find an overview of all Collaborative Research Centers the Technical University of Munich is involved in.

What are Collaborative Research Centers?

  • Collaborative Research Centers (short SFB for german ‘Sonderforschungsbereich’) are university research projects which are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), generally for a period of up to 12 years.
  • Transregional Collaborative Research Centers (referred to as TRR) are created when two or three universities apply for funding and jointly steer the research project.
  • Sub-projects of other universities or research institutes may be involved.
  • Collaborative Research Centers provide a platform for conducting complex, long-term research.
  • In particular, they support the professional development of young scientists, promoting cooperation across different disciplines, fields of specialization, institutes and faculties.
  • These collaborative alliances strengthen the academic relationships between universities and other research institutes.

Collaborative Research Centers with speakership

SFB 1258: Neutrinos and Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physics (NDM)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Elisa Resconi (Professor of Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles at the Department of Physics)
Funding: from 2017

SFB 1035: Control of Protein Function by Conformational Switching

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Johannes Buchner (Chair of Biotechnology at the Department of Chemistry)
Funding: since 2012
Website: www.sfb1035.tum.de

Project description of SFB 1035 on the DFG website

SFB 924: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Yield and Yield Stability in Plants

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Claus Schwechheimer (Chair of Plant Systems Biology at the TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan)
Funding
: since 2011
Website
: sfb924.wzw.tum.de

Project description of SFB 924 at the DFG website

SFB 863: Forces in Biomolecular Systems

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Matthias Rief (Chair of Molecular Biophysics at the Department of Physics)
Funding: since 2010
Website: www.sfb863.de

Project description of SFB 863 on the DFG website

SFB 824: Imaging for Selection, Monitoring and Individualisation of Cancer Therapies

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger (Chair of Nuclear Clinic and Policlinic at the TUM School of Medicine)
Funding: since 2009
Website: www.sfb824.de

Project description of SFB 824 on the DFG website

SFB 768: Managing Cycles in Innovation Processes – Integrated Development of Product Service Systems Based on Technical Products

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser (Chair of Automation and Information Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Funding
: since 2008
Website
: www.sfb768.tum.de

Project description of SFB 768 on the DFG website

TRR 40: Technological Foundations for the Design of Thermally and Mechanically Highly Loaded Components of Future Space Transportation Systems

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus Adams (Chair of Aerodynamics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Funding: since 2008
Website: www.sfbtr40.de

Project description of TRR 40 on the DFG website

 

 

Collaborative Research Centers with participation

Participation as co-applicant

TRR 179: Determinants and dynamics of elimination versus persistence of hepatitis virus infection

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager (Heidelberg University)
Co-speaker: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Protzer (Technical University of Munich)
Funding: since 2016

TRR 174: Spatiotemporal dynamics of bacterial cells

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Thanbichler (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
Funding: starting 2017

TRR 128: Initiating/Effector versus Regulatory Mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis - Progress towards Tackling the Disease

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl (University of Münster)
Funding: since 2012

TRR 110: Symmetries and the Emergence of Structure in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ulf Meißner Rheinische (University of Bonn)
Funding: since 2012

TRR 109: Discretisation in Geometry and Dynamics

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexander Bobenko (Technische Universität Berlin)
Co-speaker: Prof. Dr. Folkmar Bornemann (Technical University of Munich)
Funding: since 2012

TRR 89: Invasive Computing

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Co-speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas Herkersdorf (Technical University of Munich)
Funding: since 2010

TRR 80: From Electronic Correlations to Functionality

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Philipp Gegenwart (University of Augsburg)
Co-speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer (Technical University of Munich)
Funding: since 2010

TRR 36: Principles and Applications of Adoptive T Cell Therapy

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Blanckenstein (Charité Berlin)
Co-speaker: Prof. Dr. Dirk Busch (Technical University of Munich)
Funding: since 2006

Participation in research

SFB 1243: Genetic and Epigenetic Evolution of Hematopoietic Neoplasms

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2016

SFB 1158: From nociception to chronic pain: Structure-function properties of neural pathways and their reorganisation

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner (Heidelberg University)
Funding: since 2015

SFB 1123: Atherosclerosis: Mechanisms and Networks of Novel Therapeutic Targets

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Weber (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2014

SFB 1054: Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Brocker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2013

SFB 1032: Nanoagents for Spatio-temporal Control of Molecular and Cellular Reactions

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Joachim Rädler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding : since 2012

SFB 870: Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits in Sensory Processing

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2010

SFB 749: Dynamics and Intermediates of Molecular Transformations

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2007

TRR 165: Waves to Weather

Speaker: Prof. Dr. George Craig (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2015

TRR 152: TRiPs to Homeostasis: Maintenance of Body Homeostasis by Transient Receptor Potential Channel Modules

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Gudermann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2014

TRR 127: Biology of Xenogeneic Cell and Organ Transplantation – From Bench to Bedside

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eckhard Wolf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2012

Contact

Office for Research and Innovation (TUM ForTe)

Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
Germany

Team

Tel: +49 89 289 25236

You would like to apply for funding?

The Team National Research Funding offers advice on applicating for SFB or SPP funding to TUM employees . When you will be acting as the project speaker, TUM offers financial support to prepare the application.

Contact

Office for Research and Innovation (TUM ForTe)

Technische Universität München
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
Germany

Team

Tel: +49 89 289 25236

You would like to apply for funding?

The Team National Research Funding offers advice on applicating for SFB or SPP funding to TUM employees . When you will be acting as the project speaker, TUM offers financial support to prepare the application.