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Priority Programmes

The SPP 2332 will study the physics of parasitism using a selection of complementary and tractable parasites that colonise representative host niches (e.g. Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, and Trypanosoma). The ultimate aim is to elaborate a comparative and quantitative framework of the physical constraints and mechanical forces acting at the dynamic parasite-host interfaces. To reach these goals, the programme uniquely combines expertise from parasitology, molecular cell biology, experimental and theoretical physics, mathematics and simulation science.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Markus Engstler (Chair of Cell and Developmental Biology)

Duration: since 2022

Further information can be found here.

The goals of SPP 2207 are the fundamental improvement in understanding of methods of corpus-based analysis of literary texts and the creation of formal models for phenomena and concepts that are suitable for digital research methods that are relevant to literary studies. This includes both the identification and selection of existing methods as well as the systematic research into which types of texts and questions they are suitable for, as well as their further development and adaptation.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Fotis Jannidis (Institut für Deutsche Philologie)

Duration: since 2019

Further information can be found here.

The aim of SPP 2130 is the interdisciplinary analysis of the epochal importance of concepts and practices of translation in the early modern period (1450-1800). The European translation cultures are deeply rooted in the philological self-understanding of the humanists, are promoted by the printing press and spread from the reception of antiquity to other fields of knowledge. This priority program asks about the social concepts, patterns of perception and forms of communication that have been established through translation practices since the 15th century and are still of defining importance today.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Regina Toepfer (Institut für Deutsche Philologie)

Duration: since 2018

Further information can be found here.