Research at the Göttingen Campus
Interdisciplinary research in all knowledge domains is carried out among a network of university and non-university research institutions, centers and networks. The Göttingen Campus Council identifies new key research areas and initiates central projects, further promoting greater integration among member institutions. The close proximity of the institutes, laboratories and libraries on campus is yet another feature facilitating cooperation and inspiring the discourse of new ideas across disciplines.
Highly collaborative, joint research projects are carried out by campus partners through a variety of funding programs, such as:
Cluster of Excellence
On 21 February 2018, the University of Göttingen submitted full proposals for four Clusters of Excellence in the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. On September 27, 2018, the Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells" was approved.
- Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells
The Cluster aims to understand the structural and functional properties of excitable cardiac and neural cells across several length scales. To decipher disease-relevant nanoscale functional units in these cells innovative imaging methods will be developed and applied. The biomedical insights gained from the multiscale analysis shall then be used to devise novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for diseases of the heart and brain. Project spokespersons are Professor Tobias Moser, neuroscientist at the University Medical Centre Göttingen, Professor Claudia Steinem, chemist at Göttingen University and Professor Patrick Cramer, molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
Key Research Foci
- Functional Principles of Living Matter: Life at the Nanoscale
- Fundamental Processes of Energy Conversion at Interfaces
- The Making and Unmaking of the Religious
- Physics to Medicine
- Primate Cognition: From Information Integration to Decision-Making
- The Sun, Stars, and Habitable Worlds
- Sustainable Land Use Systems