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SFB680

SFB 680 Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Innovations

Chance and necessity in evolution are fundamental themes of biology. Adaptation is the deterministic part of this process: driven by natural selection, populations establish functional changes in response to changes in their environment and ecology. How can we understand these dynamics starting from their molecular basis, which lies in genes and their interactions? How do adaptation and functional innovation take place amidst stochastic changes of molecular evolution? How is micro-evolutionary adaptation linked to macro-evolutionary differences between species? These are the central questions addressed by CRC / SFB 680. 
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TR12

SFB|TR12 Symmetries and Universality in Mesoscopic Systems

The Transregional Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR 12 "Symmetries and Universality in Mesoscopic Systems" investigate quantum interference phenomena in a cooperation of physicists and mathematicians. 
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SFB 956

SFB 956 | Conditions and Impact of Star Formation

Observational astrophysics and laboratory astrophysics, instrumentation and modeling are applied to explore conditions and impact of star formation by looking at the physical, chemical and dynamic state of the interstellar medium (ISM). The SFB 956 contributes to fundamental understanding of star-forming processes and establishes an international interdisciplinary scientific network. Furthermore, it promotes young researchers in their scientific career. 
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SFB 956

SFB 608 | Complex Transition Metal Compounds with Spin and Charge Degrees of Freedom and Disorder

Observational astrophysics and laboratory astrophysics, instrumentation and modeling are applied to explore conditions and impact of star formation by looking at the physical, chemical and dynamic state of the interstellar medium (ISM). The SFB 956 contributes to fundamental understanding of star-forming processes and establishes an international interdisciplinary scientific network. Furthermore, it promotes young researchers in their scientific career.
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TR 32

TR 32 | Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems - Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation

The soil, vegetation and the lower atmosphere are key compartments of the Earth, where almost all activities of mankind take place. This region is characterized by extremely complex patterns, structures and processes that act at different time and space scales. While the exchange of energy, water and carbon is continuous between the different compartments, the pertinent fluxes are strongly heterogeneous and variable in space and time. ...
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TR 32

Systems Biology of Ageing Cologne – Sybacol

The Sybacol initiative merges the work of life scientists involved in ageing research with that of theoretical physicists, mathematicians and bioinformaticians at the Faculties of the Natural Sciences and Medicine of the University of Cologne and at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing ...
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