Research Training Groups

Research training groups offer junior researchers from various subject disciplines the possibility to work at their doctorates and carry out research in the postdoctoral phase within the framework of a coordinated, interdisciplinary research programme. An accompanying study programme expands and enhances the individual specialisations of the junior researchers.

There are currently five research training groups at the University of Greifswald, amongst them four that are funded by the DFG:


IRTG 1540: Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region (Spokesman: Michael North, in cooperation with the universities of Lund (Sweden) und Tartu (Estonia)) 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael North
Chair of Modern History
Rubenowstraße 2
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420-3308
Fax:+49 3834 420-3333

GRK 1870: Bacterial Respiratory Infections - common and specific mechanisms of pathogen adaption and immune defence (Spokesman: Sven Hammerschmidt)

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Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Sven Hammerschmidt
Interfaculty Institute for Genetics and Functional Genomics
Department of the Genetics of Microorganism
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 15a
17487 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 86-4161
Fax: +49 3834 86-4172

GRK 1947: BiOx - Biochemical, Biophysical, and Biomedical Effects of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species on Biological Membranes (Spokeswoman: Christiane A.Helm)

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Christiane A. Helm
Institute of Physics
Felix-Hausdorff-Strasse 6
17487 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420-4710
Fax: +49 3834 420-4712

GRK 2010: Biological RESPONSEs to Novel and Changing Environments (Spokesman: Gerald Kerth)

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Prof. Dr. Gerald Kerth
Zoological Institute and Museum
Loitzer Str. 26
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420-4100

HEPP - International Helmholtz Graduate School for Plasma Physics (Spokesman: Klinger, Thomas, joint project with the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and TU Munich))

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Klinger
Director of the Project Wendelstein 7-X
Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Teilinstitut Greifswald
Wendelsteinstr. 1
17491 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 88-2500
Fax: +49 3834 88-2509