Junior Research Groups
Emmy Noether Programme (German Research Foundation)
Qualified young researchers have the opportunity to qualify for a university professorship over a period of six years by leading a junior research group on their own responsibility.
- More than meets the eye: Untersuchungen zur Integration, Funktion und Beeinträchtigung der Verarbeitung von direktem Blickkontakt
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Anne Böckler-Raettig – Faculty of Human Sciences / Department of Psychology III
- Hormonal regulation of metabolism
Dr. Grzegorz Sumara – Rudolf Virchow Center / DFG Center for Experimental Biomedicine
- MYC-dependent Coordination of RNA polymerase activitities during ribosome biogenesis and cell growth
Dr. Elmar Wolf – Biocenter / Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Encoding a time-compensated sun compass
Dr. Basil EL Jundi – Biocenter / Chair of Zoology II
- Ecology and evolution of cooperative fungiculture in beatles
Dr. Peter Biedermann – Biocenter / Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
- Elucidating specifcity and mechanism of the ubiquitination machinery
Dr. Sonja Gisela Lorenz – Rudolf Virchow Center / DFG Center for Experimental Biomedicine
- Studies on the role of microtubule and actin filament regulatory proteins in megakaryo and thrombopoiesis
Dr. Markus Bender – Universitätsklinikum Würzburg / Rudolf Virchow Center / Chair of Experimental Biomedicine
Max Eder Junior Program (German Cancer Aid)
The program supports highly qualified young oncologists in the establishment of an independent working group and the further development of their scientific careers.
- Engineering von ROR1-CAR modifizierten T Zellen für die adoptive Immuntherapie von ROR1+ Tumoren
Dr. Michael Hudecek – Universitätsklinikum Würzburg / Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II
Elite Network of Bavaria
The program offers young researchers from all countries attractive career prospects at Bavarian universities.
- Mykobakterielle Sekretionssysteme
Dr. Sebastian Geibel - Universität Würzburg / Institut für Molekulare Infektionsbiologie
JMU Junior Research Groups - Excellent Ideas
In order to promote outstanding research, the University of Würzburg has launched the Excellent Ideas program in each of its Faculties, offering junior researchers the opportunity to kick-start their academic careers in an esteemed research environment. Junior researchers, who have already gained experience in an international environment and have made a contribution to the international research community in their field while in a postdoctoral position, will intensify their research activities and take over more responsibility in the context of a dynamic junior research group.
For an initial period of up to 5 years, JMU provides support for a total of 13 junior research groups across the whole range of disciplines covered by the University. For this program, the university has identified cutting-edge fields of research in all of its faculties. Junior researchers will contribute to the program with their own innovative approach to research in one of these fields.
- Prof. Dr. Caroline Rupp – Juniorprofessur für Bürgerliches Recht, Europäisches und Internationales Privat- und Prozessrecht sowie Rechtsvergleichung, Juristische Fakultät
Prof. Dr. Svenja Meierjohann – Junior Research Group for Tumorbiochemistry, Medical Faculty
Prof. Dr. Anne Böckler-Raettig – Junior Research Group for Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences
Prof. Dr. Carolin Wienrich – Junior Research Group Mensch-Technik-Systeme, Faculty of Human Sciences
Prof. Dr. Ann-Christin Pöppler – Junior Research Group for Organic Structural Chemsitry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Prof. Dr. Sabine Storandt – Junior Research Group for Algorithms, Complexity, and Knowledge-Based Systems, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Prof. Dr. Bernadette Hahn – Junior Research Group for Scientific Computing, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science