(Host University: University of Paderborn, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Artur Zrenner; also participating: Technical University of Dortmund)
When in mathematics complicated geometrical objects are assigned to simpler algebraic structures, one speaks of geometric invariants. Objects are described and classified using these invariants. New findings have changed our understanding of classical geometrical invariants in past years and shown how these can be refined to form higher invariants with technically sophisticated methods. This development is especially impelled by arithmetic geometry and global analysis. The CRC "Higher Invariants Interactions between Arithmetic Geometry and Global Analysis" will bring together researchers from both disciplines and intends to initiate a joint systematic study of higher invariants.
(Host University: University of Regensburg, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Guido Kings)
In recent years many key proteins have been identified in plant organisms that contribute significantly to plant physiology, development and adaptation to environmental factors. An important but often unanswered question is how these key proteins influence specific processes and performance factors, whether in the nucleus, in the cytoplasm, in the cell membrane or in cell-cell communication. These processes will be examined by a new Collaborative Research Centre in Tbingen with the title "Molecular Encoding of Specificity in Plant Processes". The encoding of specificity will be researched at entirely different levels, for example, on the basis of the structural changes to individual molecules and proteins, or the specific congregation of several molecules into complexes.
(Host University: University of Tbingen, Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter; also participating: University of Heidelberg, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society Tbingen, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Tbingen, Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max
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