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Research Council

The Research Council supports and advises the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee in the strategic development of joint thematic fields in research, promotion of early-career researchers and scientific infrastructure and makes recommendations for granting funds from the Research Campus of Central Hessen. The Research Council is comprised of the Vice-Presidents responsible for research and, as scientific members, four scientists from each of the participating universities, and, in an advisory capacity, a representative of the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts.

THE HESSEN STATE MINISTRY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND THE ARTS
Dr. Rolf Bernhardt

Institution
The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts

Functions

  • Head of the Department of Higher Education and Research at The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts
  • Advisory Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017
JUSTUS LIEBIG UNIVERSITY GIESSEN
Prof. Dr. Katja Becker

Institution
Justus Liebig University Giessen


Prof. Dr. Katja Fiehler

Institution
Justus Liebig University Giessen




Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Janek

Institution
Justus Liebig University Giessen

Functions

  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management
  • Vice-President of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Coordinator of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1710 “Thiol Switches”
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH since 2017
  • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

Functions

  • Professor of General Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science JLU
  • Speaker of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) "The Brain in Action" (DFG-1901)
  • Member of the managing committee of the Collaborative Research Centre CRC/Transregio 135 “Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception: Prediction, Valuation, Categorization”
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the Bender Institute of Neuroimaging (BION)
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCHRCCH since 2017
  • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

Functions

  • Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry at JLU
  • Director of the Centre for Materials Research (ZfM/LaMa)
  • Vice-Dean of Faculty 08 – Biology and Chemistry
  • Research Unit Chair of BELLA Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH since 2017
  • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

Research Interests

  • Cellular redox and energy metabolism
  • Metabolism of pathogenic microorganisms, esp. malaria pathogens
  • Rational drug development against malaria and cancer cells

Research Interests

  • Interaction of perception and action
  • Attention processes during actions
  • Cortical mechanisms of action planning

Research Interests

  • Electrochemistry of solids, Solid State Ionics
  • Physical chemistry of solids
  • Kinetics and reactions of solids
  • Materials for electrochemical energy technologies
  • Materials analysis (in situ, operando)
  • Interface chemistry
  • Plasma chemistry
  • High-temperature chemistry
Prof. Dr. Dr.-Ing. Peter Kämpfer

Institution
Justus Liebig University Giessen

Prof. Dr. Monika Wingender

Institution
Justus Liebig University Giessen


Functions

  • Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies
  • Professor of Microbiology of Recycling Processes at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management
  • Member of the Steering Group at RCCH since 2016 and Chair of the Steering Group since 2017
  • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

Functions

  • Professor of Slavic Studies at the Faculty of Language, Literature, Culture
  • Founding and Managing Director of the Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies (GiZo) since 2006
  • Member of the Board of the Herder Institute Marburg since 2008
  • Head of the German Association of Slavists since 2011
  • Coordinator of the university partnership between Giessen and Kazan since 2016
  • Speaker with P. Haslinger (Herder Institute) of the LOEWE Focus Group Conflict Regions in Eastern Europe since 2017
  • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

Research Interests

  • Genome based taxonomy of prokaryotic microorganisms
  • Development of molecular methods for identification and quantification of bacteria in complex communities
  • New cultivation strategies for bacteria and screening for antiinfective compounds (focus: plant endophytes, insect associated microorganisms)
  • Composition and importance of bacterial communities in the framework of breeding medical leeches
  • Specific detection and characterisation of potentially pathogenic antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRS(A), ESBL producing E. coli, Acinetobacter spp.)
  • Plant-microbe-fungus interactions and bacterial diversity in the rhizospheres of important crop plants (barley, rapeseed)
  • Influence of the global climate change on the composition of phyllosphere associated microbial communities

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language policy in Eastern Europe
  • Language situations in the Slavic World
  • Identity Building in Slavic-Turkic Speech Communities
  • Typology of Slavic standard languages, concepts and methods of standard language research
  • Functional-semantic language description (temporality, fields of person and quantity)
PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITÄT MARBURG
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Bölker

Institution
Philipps-Universität Marburg

Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze

Institution
Philipps-Universität Marburg

    Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hertl

    Institution
    Philipps-Universität Marburg

    Functions

    • Vice-President for research, young academics and international affairs (since 2016)
    • Professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Biology (since 1997)
    • Member of the Steering Group at RCCH (since 2016)
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH (since 2017)

    Functions

    • Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies at UMR
    • Co-Director of the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials (ICWC)
    • Deputy Speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre CRC/TRR 138: “Dynamics of Security”
    • Member of the Steering Committee at UMR
    • Chair of the Academic Board of the Geschwister-Boehringer-Ingelheim-Stiftung für Geisteswissenschaften (Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for the Humanities)
    • Member of the Central Selection Committee at the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
    • Vice President Commission for the History of International Relations (CHIR)
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Functions

    • Professor of Dermatology and Venerology at the Faculty of Medicine at UMR
    • Member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina – German National Academy of Sciences since 2010
    • Member of the Review Board for Life Sciences-Dermatology of the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2007
    • Speaker of the DFG Research Unit FOR 2497 (PEGASUS) since 2017
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Research Interests

    • Mating-type determination in smut fungi
    • Posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression
    • Secondary metabolism in yeast-like basidiomycetes

    Research Interests

    • German and European Contemporary History (20th century)
    • History of International Relations
    • Historical Security Research
    • History of Elites and the Nobility

    Research Interests

    • Inflammatory skin disorders
    • Autoimmune diseases of the skin
    • Allergic diseases
    • Targeted therapies of inflammatory skin diseasess
    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Klebe

    Institution
    Philipps-Universität Marburg

    Prof. Dr. Rachid Ouaissa

    Institution
    Philipps-Universität Marburg

    Functions

    • Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Functions

    • Material characterization and modelling of polymer materials, paper and glass
    • Project Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the research network "re-configurations. History, memory and transformation processes in the Middle East and North Africa”
    • Member of the Executive Board at the department of Political Science
    • Member of the faculty of Social Sciences an Philosophy
    • College Member of the group Europe in the Middle East-the Middle East in Europe at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin
    • Member of the awards committee of the Solidarity Fund of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    • Member of the Board of Directors of MARA at UMR
    • Member of the awards committee and liaison lecturer at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Research Interests

    • Molecular Biology
    • Protein Chemistry
    • Bioinformatics & Software Development
    • Molecular Modelling
    • Microcalorimetry
    • Synthesis of lead structures
    • Search for fragment-based lead structures

    Research Interests

    • Politics of the Near and Middle East
    • Islamism and political Islam
    • State and political systems in the Middle East and North Africa
    • Rentier state and Rent-Seeking in the Middle East and North Africa
    • Political Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa
    TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE MITTELHESEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
    Prof. Dr. Boris Keil

    Institution
    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

    University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Klös

    Institution
    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

    University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Kolling

    Institution
    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

    University of Applied Sciences

    Functions

    • Professor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Faculty of Life Science Engineering at THM
    • Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform at RCCH since 2017
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017
    Functions
    • Professor of Digital Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EI) of THM
    • Head of research group „Nanoelectronics / Device Modelling” at the Competence Centre for Nanotechnology and Photonics
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Functions

    • Professor of mechanics at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology (ME) at THM
    • Executive director of the Institute of Mechanics and Materials (IMM)
    • Deputy spokesperson of the competence centre Automotive, Mobility and Materials (AutoM)
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Research Interests

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Research Interests

    • Simulation and Modelling of Semiconductor Devices
    • Nanoelectronics
    • Organic Electronics

    Research Interests

    • Computational methods in materials science
    • Material characterization and modelling of polymer materials, paper and glass
    Prof. Dr. Frank Runkel

    Institution
    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

    University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klemens Zink

    Institution
    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen

    University of Applied Sciences

    Functions

    • Vice-President for research, transfer and promotion of early-career researchers at THM
    • Professor of Biopharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Life Science Engineering (LSE)
    • Member of the Steering Group at RCCH since 2016
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017
    • Chair and Advisory Member of the Doctoral Committee of the Cooperative Doctoral Platform of RCCH since 2017

    Functions

    • Professor of Medical Physics at the Faculty of Life Science Engineering (LSE) at THM
    • Dean of the Faculty of Life Science Engineering at THM
    • Deputy Managing Director of the Institute for Medical Physics and Radiation Protection
    • Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) at Goethe University Frankfurt
    • Member of the Research Board at RCCH since 2017

    Research Interests

    • Biopharmacy
    • Pharmaceutical Technology

    Research Interests

    • Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics
    • Dosimetry of ionizing radiation
    • Medical physics in radiotherapy
    • Particle therapy