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National Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence

Abbildung: Logo des Förderprogramms Loewe, Exzellente Forschung für Hessens Zukunft

is the title of the research funding programm by the state Hessen. With this programm the state government is supporting the universities and research institutions in Hessen for continously developing their provile and reaching their strategic goals. LOEWE is fostering exceptional collaborative research projects, with a special focus on integrating university- and extra-university research with the industry. Within LOEWE there are three lines of funding established:   

  • Centers - already existing, visible research foci of the hessian research environment will be extended towards local and regional research centers.
  • Focus areas - selected research topics of the universities and research institutions in Hessen will be bundled.
  • SME-collaborative research - funding line for strengthening the collaboration between small and mediate hessian enterprises (SME) with the universities and research institutions in Hessen.

In the following the current and past centers and focus areas with the Philipps-Universität Marburg as leading or participating university are listed. For further information please visit ProLOEWE - LOEWE research initative networks.

Centers

Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO)

Under the leadership of: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Anke Becker (Management SYNMIKRO)
Participants: Max Planck Institut for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg

Funded since: from 2010

Informations: ProLOEWE-Synmikro, www.synmikro.com 

Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases (DRUID)

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Katja Becker
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Darmstadt, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen

Vice-Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Stephan Becker (Director Institut for Virology, Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Funded since: from 2018

Informations: Press Office Justus Liebig-Universität Gießen

Universities of Giessen & Marburg Lung Centre (UGMLC) 

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Werner Seeger (Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, Standort Gießen)
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, The Max Planck Institut for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

Participants Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. med. Harald Renz (Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, Standort Marburg)

In the space of time - from 2010 to 2016. From 2016 partner in the The German Center for Lung Research

Informations: ProLOEWE-UGMLC, Homepage

Focus areas

Medical RNomics – RNA-regulated networks in human diseases

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bindereif (Department Biology and Chemistry)
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, The Max Planck Institut for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

Vice-Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Schmeck (Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, Standort Marburg)

Funded since: from 2015

Informations: ProLOEWE-MedicalRNomics, Homepage

NICER – Networked Infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response

Under the leadership of: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Matthias Hollick, Prof. Dr. Max Mühlhäuser
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Universität Kassel

Participants Philipps-Universität Marburg: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Freisleben (Department Mathematics and Computer Sciences)

Funded since: from 2015

Informations: ProLOEWE-Nicer, Homepage

Innovative Synthetic Chemistry for the Selective Modulation of Biological Processes (SynChemBio)

Under the leadership of: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Eric Meggers
Participants: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Funded since: from 2014

Informations: ProLOEWE-SynChemBio

FACE2FACE

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Christoph Müller, PhD
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Max Planck Institut for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg

Participants Philipps-Universität Marburg: Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix

Funded since: from 2014

Informations: ProLOEWE-Face2Face, Homepage

STORE-E: Storage in Boundary Layers

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek
Participants: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

Participants Philipps-Universität Marburg: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Roling

Funded since: from 2013

Informations: ProLOEWE-STORE-E, Homepage

Integrative Fungal Research (IPF)

Under the leadership of: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Marco Thines, Prof. Dr. Helge B. Bode
Participants: Philipps-Universtität Marburg, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Universität Kassel, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt am Main

Participants Philipps-Universität Marburg: Prof. Dr. Michael Bölker, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kost

Funded since: from 2013

Informations: ProLOEWE-IPF, Homepage

Completed Projects

Exploring Fundamental Linguistic Categories (LingBas)

Under the leadership of: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Erich Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Richard Wiese
In the space of time - from 2012 to 2016
Informations: ProLoewe-LingBas, LOEWE-final report (pdf), Homepage,

Non-neuronal Cholinergic Systems (NNCS)

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kummer
Participants Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Weihe, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schütz, Prof. Dr. Adriana del Rey, PD Dr. Caroline Rolfes
In the space of time - from 2012 to 2015
Informations: LOEWE-final report (pdf), Homepage

Male Infertility and Urogenital Infections (MIBIE)

Under the leadership of: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weidner
Participants Philipps-Universität: Prof. (i. R.) Renate Renkawitz-Pohl, Prof. Dr. Harald Renz
In the space of time - from 2011 to 2014
Informations: LOEWE-final report (pdf), Homepage

Preventive Biomechanics (PreBionics)

Under the leadership of: Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Silber
Participants Philipps-Universität (until 2012): Prof. Dr. Rainer Moosdorf
In the space of time - from 2010 to 2013
Informations: LOEWE-final report (pdf), Homepage

Bioengeneering and Imaging (BioIM)

Under the leadership of: Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Czermak
Participants Philipps-Universität: Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Heverhagen (until 2011)
In the space of time - from 2008 to 2013
Informations: LOEWE-final report (pdf), Homepage

Tumours and Infammation

Under the leadership of: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Rolf Müller
Participants: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
In the space of time - from 2008 to 2012
Informations: LOEWE-final report (pdf)