Research fellows, Fellowship awardees, Junior research group leaders

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf hosts several junior research group leaders who have successfully obtained independend thirdparty funding in highly competitive calls. Please find a description of their research work and accomplishments below.

European Research Council (ERC)

Jun. Prof. Dr. Julia Frunzke
ERC Starting Grant: Pro_Phage - Impact and interaction of prophage elements in bacterial host strains
Funding starts in 2018

Dr. Wolfgang Hoyer
ERC Consolidator Grant: BETACONTROL
Funded since 2017

Prof. Dr. Eckart Zimmermann
ERC Starting Grant: The motor representation of sensory experience
Funding starts in 2018

Emmy Noether Programme - German Research Foundation (DFG)

Dr. Manuel Etzkorn
Time-optimized NMR spectroscopy for the investigation of challenging biological systems
Funded since 2013

Dr. Eva Nowack
Early Steps in Organelle Evolution
Funded since 2014

Heisenberg-Programme - German Research Foundation (DFG)

PD Dr. Veronica G. Maurino
Molecular plant physiology and biotechnology group
Laufzeit: seit 2011

PD Dr. Maria A. de Souza Silva
Cognitive and physiological funktions of neurokinin receptors
Funded since 2013

Prof. Dr. Björn Stork
Signal transduction of Autophagy - from Mechanism to Therapy
Funded since 2017

Funding line Digital Society of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marc Ziegele
Deliberative Diskussionen im Social Web
Laufzeit: seit 2018

Liebig Fellowship - Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

Jun. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Span
Structure and function of metalloproteins
Funded since 2015

Freigeist Fellowship - VolkswagenStiftung

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Cornelia Monzel
Experimental Medical Physics
Funded since 2018

Dr. Marijn van Wingerden
The Neural Basis of Social Valuation – the Confluence of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics
Funded since 2014

Lichtenberg Professorship - VolkswagenStiftung

Jun. Prof. Dr. Esther Florin
Spontaneous brain activity in healthy subjects and Parkinson's disease
Funded since 2016

Junior Research Group - German cancer consortium for translational cancer research

Dr. Marc Remke
Pediatric Neuro-Oncogenomics
Funded since 2014


Former HHU Research group leaders

Prof. Dr. Karl Sebastian Lang, Sofja Kavalevskaja Award winner 2008

Prof. Dr. Philipp Alexander Lang, Sofja Kavalevskaja Award winner 2010

Prof. Dr. Michael Schmiedeberg, Emmy-Noether-Programm der DFG, 2011 - 2015

Prof. Dr. Ute Scholl, NRW Returning Scientist Programme, 2013-2017

Prof. Dr. Daniel Schubert, Boehringer Ingelheim Nachwuchsgruppe, 2011 - 2015


Junior Scientist and
International Researcher Center (JUNO)

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