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Rhesus Proteins Transport Ions, Not Gas

Do these proteins carry the gas ammonia or the ammonium ion across cell membranes? Biochemists have long speculated about the details of the ammonium transport proteins (Amt), which include the Rhesus protein factors. Researchers from Freiburg, Germany were able to show experimentally that indeed the ion is carried across the membrane, not the gas.

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Dr. Miriam Rürup

Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden

Field

History

Academic discipline

Arts and Humanities/Social sciences/Cultural studies

Area of specialisation

Contemporary History, German–Jewish history, history of citizenship and statelessness

Research interests

History of statelessness and affiliation as a citizen of the world Human rights Modern German–Jewish history History of migration, Citizenship Studies History and aftermath of National Socialism Perpetrator research Women's and gender studies University history, student history


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Prof. Dr. Andrea Back


University of St. Gallen

Area of specialisation

Information systems

Research interests

Corporate Knowledge Management Workplace E-Collaboration Information and Knowledge Worker Productivity Corporate Learning Management Mobile Enterprise

Prof. Valentina Bosetti PhD


Università Bocconi

Area of specialisation

Climate Change Economics, Environmental Economics

Dr. Estelle Cantillon


European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)

Area of specialisation

Market Design and Industrial Organization

Research interests

auctions, school choice, competition between financial platforms, environmental markets

Sara Lindsey Carter


University of Strathclyde Business School

Area of specialisation

Management, Entrepreneurship

Research interests

Entrepreneurship policy & practice. The effects of self-employment and small business ownership on the individual and the entrepreneurial household The perceptions and experiences of small business owners. The processes used by farm households in adjusting to agricultural restructuring and policy liberalization. Business diversity (women, ethnic minorities) and the acquisition of business finance.

Dr. Astrid Cullmann


Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Area of specialisation

Applied Microeconomics, Industural Organizations, Microeconometrics

Research interests

Productivity analysis Nonparametric and parametric efficiency analysis Panel data analysis Micro data (firm-level) analysis in regulated Infrastructure industries (energy, water, public transport) Regulation economics

Dr. B. Deleersnyder


Universiteit van Tilburg

Research interests

the application of econometric and time series methods to approach strategic marketing problems internet distribution, the impact of general economic conditions on consumer and company behavior, market(ing) performance measurement and management of change, the demand for consumer durables topics and trends in grocery retailing

Prof. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln PhD


Goethe University Frankfurt

Area of specialisation

Macroeconomics

Research interests

Labor supply and consumption/ saving decisions of private households Endogenous preferences

Prof. Dr. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz


Technische Universität Wien

Area of specialisation

Population economics and applied macroeconomics

Research interests

Economic effects of an aging population

Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Prof. Rachel Griffith


Institute for Fiscal Studies

Area of specialisation

Microeconomics, industrial organisation, retail sector, innovation, corporate taxation.

Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger


Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Area of specialisation

Gender and diversity research, organisation studies, microcredit and the empowerment of women

Research interests

Management myths Gender and diversity in organisations Feminist economics

Prof. Dr. Christiane Hipp


Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg

Area of specialisation

Industrial Engineering and Innovation Economics

Research interests

Business Ethics Innovation and Services Process Innovation Manufacturing of the Future Demografic change and lifelong learning

Dr. Josephine Hofmann


Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation (IAO), Stuttgart

Area of specialisation

Innovation and technology management, working environment design and learning and knowledge management approaches

Research interests

My research looks mainly at the question of what the environments we work, learn and live in will look like in the future and which approaches for shaping those environments and ideas for productisation are associated with them. Related questions address the influence of demographic development, the increasingly virtualised working environment, the increasing use of information and communication technology.

Dr. Franziska Holz


Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Prof. Dr. Heidrun C. Hoppe-Wewetzer


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

Area of specialisation

Microeconomics

Research interests

Game theory Information economics Innovation theory

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert


Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin, Hertie School of Governance Berlin (HSoG)

Area of specialisation

Energy economy, environmental economy, sustainability

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler


Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB)

Area of specialisation

Behaviour of markets, experimental economic research

Research interests

Choice behaviour and bounded rationality (hindsight bias, preference reversals, limited depth of reasoning), academic admissions, school selection, data protection and individual behaviour, recruitment behaviour of companies in vocational training markets, cultural framing effects

Prof. Dr. Frauke Lammers


University of Bern

Area of specialisation

Economics and management, organisation, personal, behavioural economics, reference points

Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher


Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Area of specialisation

Corporate and Financial Markets Law, Legal Theory

Research interests

Corporate Governance Corporate Governance of Banks Investor Protection on Financial Markets Theoretical Issues of Law and Economics

Prof. Gilat Levy


London School of Economics

Area of specialisation

Political Economy, Microeconomics, Law and Economics

Dr. Judit Lienert


Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

Area of specialisation

Decision analysis, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Transdisciplinary research, Stakeholder participation, Water supply and wastewater management, Water resources management

Research interests

Interface between social, natural and engineering sciences, to support decision makers in making better-informed, participatory, and sustainable decisions. Focus of research is water management, water supply and wastewater infrastructures, and novel decentralized technologies. Research background (PhD) in biology/ plant ecology.

Prof. Dr. Marlene Müller


Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

Area of specialisation

Applied statistics and econometrics

Research interests

Credit scoring and credit rating Nonparametric and semiparametric regression Computer-based statistics Analysis of financial market data

Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Chariklia Nagel


ICREA (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats)

Area of specialisation

Behavioral and experimental economics, neuroeconomics, game theory, decision theory

Research interests

Experimental macro- and micro-economics, neuroeconomics

Prof. Dr. Renate Ohr


Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Area of specialisation

Economic policy, in particular international economic relations

Research interests

European integration European economic policy European currency union (the euro) International economic policy Globalisation

PhD Serena Olsaretti


ICREA at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Dr. Anna Pavlova


London Business School (LBS)

Area of specialisation

Finance theory

Research interests

International Finance and Economics Asset Pricing Market Imperfections Continuous-Time Finance Mutual Funds Portfolio Choice Equilibrium Theory

Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel


ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung und LMU München

Area of specialisation

Economics, in particular environmental and resource economics

Research interests

Growth and sustainability; energy; climate; exhaustible resources

Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz


Kieler Institut für Weltwirtschaft

Area of specialisation

Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental Valuation

Prof. Dr. Lucia Reisch


Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen

Area of specialisation

Behaviorual Economics, Consumer Sciences, Consumer Policy, Sustainability Sciences

Research interests

Behaviorual Economics and Policy Consumer Sciences and intercultural consumer research Childrens consumer behaviour Consumer Policy Sustainability Policy Health Policy

Prof. Regina T. Riphahn PhD


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Area of specialisation

Empirical economics

Research interests

Education Labour markets Microeconometrics Social policy and population economics

Dr. Marianne Saam


Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

Dr. Sandra Schaffner


Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Area of specialisation

Labour Economics; Micoreconometrics; Data provision

Research interests

Income Profiles, (gender) Inequality, Policy Evaluation, Data Quality

Dr. Kati Schindler


Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Area of specialisation

Development economics

Research interests

Development Economics Economics of Climate Change Violent Conflict Household Behavior Applied Micro-Econometrics

Prof. Rahel Schomaker


German Research Institute for Public Administration

Area of specialisation

Economics, administrative Science

Research interests

international economic relations Development economics (esp. in the Middle East and North Africa) Resource economics Institutional economics Empirical microeconomics Infrastructure economics European integration

Prof. Mareike Schoop PhD


Universität Hohenheim

Area of specialisation

Information systems

Research interests

IT-supported business communication Electronic negotiation management Supporting decisions Acceptance research Business communication systems Web mining

Prof. Dr. Renate Schubert


ETH Zurich

Area of specialisation

Environmental and climate economics, gender research

Research interests

Decision-making behaviour, barriers and instruments

Prof. Marianne Simonsen PhD


Aarhus University

Area of specialisation

Labor Economics, Health Economics

Research interests

Children, early interventions, schools

Prof. Dr. Katharina Spieß


Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Area of specialisation

Family Economics, Education Economics, Early Childhood Research

Research interests

Family Economics, Education Economics, Early Childhood Research

Prof. Dr. Susan Steiner


Leibniz Universität Hannover

Area of specialisation

Development Economics

Research interests

Microfinance, Private Transfers, Poverty, Risk

Prof. Dr. Carmen Tanner


University of Zurich

Area of specialisation

Social and Economic Psychology, Business Ethics, Individual and Group Decision Making, Behavioral Economics, Values,Sustainability and Environmental Psychology

Research interests

Ethical decision making: The role of ethical values, honesty, moral commitment and social norms in business decision making and behavior. Moral intelligence: Development of tools to assess and foster moral competences.

Dr. Ramona Teuber


Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa

Prof. Dr. Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser


Université de Genève

Area of specialisation

Statistics

Research interests

Income distribution, inequality, poverty Extreme value modeling, copulas (for applications in finance) Generalised linear models, latent variable models (for applications in psychology) Time series modeling, wavelet decomposition (for applications in engineering) Model selection with large datasets (for applications in economics and genetics)

Prof. Dr. Marion Weissenberger-Eibl


Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung (ISI), Karlsruhe

Area of specialisation

Business economics, innovation and technology management, strategic future research

Research interests

Innovation management Roadmapping, scenarios and methods of future research Strategic forecasting Strategic company development Knowledge management Company networks


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