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Date:7/26/2011

ely six million euros. Since the programme's inception in 2008, the DFG has approved seven such units.

The new units in detail (alphabetically by host university):

Research Units

Hydrogen bond forming liquids are of fundamental importance to biological systems, but also for miniaturised engineering components and materials. But our knowledge of the effects of nano-porous materials and restricted environments on liquids and compounds of different compositions is patchy. The new Research Unit "Hydrogen-bond Forming Liquids in the Presence of Internal Boundary Surfaces of Differing Hydroaffinity" combines various methods and approaches to the topic in order to analyse the interaction of structure, dynamics and phase behaviour of the liquids.
(Spokesperson: Prof. Michael Vogel, Darmstadt University of Technology)

How do metabolism and the molecular interaction between bones, tissue and metastases change when bone metastases of a primary tumour develop? This question, which has equally pressing relevance both clinically and biomedically, is the focus of the new Research Unit "SKELMET Mesenchymal and Osteogenic Signalling Pathways in Malignant Bone Diseases". The intention of the project is to study the whole process, in order to improve early diagnosis and targeted treatment of metastases in the human skeleton a frequently occurring complication in tumour diseases such as breast and prostate cancer.
(Spokesperson: Prof. Lorenz C. Hofbauer, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden)

Collaboration between chemistry, process engineering and materials research: The establishment of a synthesis technology in Germany is the long-term goal of the new Research Unit "Chemistry and Technology of Ammonothermal Synthesis of Nitrides". In the medium-term the researchers' task is to create technologically interesting new nitrides chemical compounds of nitrogen with an additional, less electronegative element and re
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Contact: Marco Finetti
marco.finetti@dfg.de
49-228-885-2230
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Source:Eurekalert

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