Privacy and private information are matters of great social and societal import. Until now, however, neither they nor their application in current challenges, such as, for example, in law or information technology, have been subjected to interdisciplinary analysis. RTG 1681 "Privatheit. Formen, Funktionen, Transformationen" ["Privacy. Forms, Functions and Transformation"] intends to help close this gap. The Research Training Group will treat privacy and attitudes to non-private information as a cultural variable, one specific to different epochs, social classes and groups. The RTG aims to create a comprehensive picture of the concept of privacy and to develop a theory which describes the parameters of privacy and elucidates their interplay.
(Coordinating University: University of Passau. Coordinator: Professor Dr. Hans Krah)
While bacteria multiply exponentially under optimum conditions, there are many environments in which conditions inhibit their growth or kill cells. This evolutionary pressure causes the bacteria to develop highly efficient strategies which enable them to survive in inhospitable environments. RTG 1708 aims to analyse the "molecular basis for bacterial survival strategies". A diverse series of experiments has been designed to furnish the members of the Research Training Group with insights into the full spectrum of these strategies. In this way, the work of the Research Training Group will also enhance our understanding of the spread of bacterial disease pathogens and assist in the development of antibacterial agents.
(Coordinating University: University of Tbingen. Coordinator: Professor Dr. Karl Forchhammer)
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