DFG Collaborative Research Centres

Collaborative Research Centres (CRC), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), are institutions established at the university for a period of up to 12 years that enable researchers to pursue innovative research projects, crossing the boundaries of traditional subjects and disciplines. In a variation of the programme, the „CRC/Transregio“, up to three universities cooperate in pursuit of a joint research aim.


Heidelberg University as Coordinator

Collaborative Research Centre Spokesperson / Institute
SFB 873
Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development und Disease
(ends 30.6.2022 / 3rd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Jan Lohmann
Center for Organismal Studies (COS)
SFB 881
The Milky Way System
(ends 31.12.2018 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel
Centre for Astronomy
SFB 933
Material Text Cultures: Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographical Societies
(ends 30.06.2019 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Ludger Lieb
Department of German Language and Literature (Ger)
SFB 1036
Cellular Surveillance and Damage Response
(ends 30.06.2020 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Bukau
Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)
SFB 1118
Reactive Metabolites as a Cause of Diabetic Complications
(ends 30.06.2022 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Peter P. Nawroth
Heidelberg University Hospital
SFB 1129
Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread
(ends 30.06.2022 / 2nd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
Heidelberg University Hospital
SFB 1134
Functional ensembles: cellular components, patterned activity and plasticity of co-active neurons in local networks
(ends 31.12.2018 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn,
Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology
SFB 1158
From Nociception to Chronic Pain: Structure-function Properties of Neural Pathways and Their Reorganisation
(ends 30.06.2019 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner,
Institute of Pharmacology
SFB 1225
Isolated Quantum Systems and Universality under Extreme Conditions (ISOQUANT)
(ends 30.06.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Berges,
Institute for Theoretical Physics
SFB 1249
N-Heteropolycycles as Functional Materials
(ends 31.12.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Lutz H. Gade,
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
SFB 1324
Mechanisms and functions of WnT signaling
(ends 30.06.2021 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Holstein,
Center for Organismal Studies (COS)
Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies
(ends 31.12.2021 / 3rd funding period)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Söllner
Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center
The Skin as Sensor and Effector Organ Orchestrating Local and Systemic Immune Responses
(ends 30.06.2019 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Enk,
University Hospital's Department of Dermatology
Determinants and Dynamics of Elimination versus Persistence of Hepatitis Virus Infection
(ends 30.06.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager,
Heidelberg University Hospital, Molecular Virology Department
Molecular Switches in the Spacio-temporal Control of Cellular Signal Transmission
(ends 30.06.2020 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Walter Nickel,
Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center
Liver cancer – new mechanistic and therapeutic concepts in a solid tumour model
(ends 30.06.2021 / 1st funding period)
Prof. Dr. Peter Schirmacher,
Institute of Pathology, Heidelberg University Hospital


Participation of Heidelberg University

Collaborative Research Centre Coordinating University / Participating Institute at Heidelberg University
SFB 1101
Molecular Encoding of Specificity in Plant Processes
(ends 31.12.2021/2nd funding period)
Tübingen University / Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg (COS)
Materials for Tissue Regeneration within Systemically Altered Bone
(ends 30.06.2019 / 2nd funding period)
University Hospital Gießen and Marburg / Internal Medicine V (Heidelberg) (Ger) / Institute for Physical Chemistry (Ger)
Chromatin Changes in Differentiation and Malignancies
(ends 30.06.2022 / 3rd funding period)
Philipps-Universität Marburg /  Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University
TRiPs to Homeostasis: Maintenance of Body Homeostasis by Transient Receptor Potential Channel Modules
(ends 30.06.2022 / 2nd funding period)
LMU Munich / Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Institute of Pharmacology
Waves to Weather
(ends 30.06.2019 / 1st funding period)
LMU Munich / Heidelberg Graduate School MathComp (HGS MathComp)
Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and Dynamics
(ends 31.12.2020 / 1st funding period)
University of Cologne / Mathematical Institute
Emergence of life: exploring mechanisms with cross-disciplinary experiments
(01.07.2018 until 30.06.2022 / 1st funding period)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology
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Latest Revision: 2018-09-19
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