The project funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts plays a major role in our university’s research achievements. Here you will find a list of current and recently completed projects with funding in excess of 500,000 euros.

Intelligenter Operationssaal, Foto: Leonie Lang / ICCAS
The smart operating theatre is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Photo: Leonie Lang, ICCAS

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

ICCAS: Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery

Director: Professor Andreas Melzer (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))

Term: 2005–2019

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Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) AdiposityDiseases

Scientific director: Professor Michael Stumvoll (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology)
Term: 2010–2020

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e:Med CAPSyS: Modelling of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Network spokesperson: Professor Markus Löffler (Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Project director: Sub-project 1: Professor Markus Scholz; sub-project 5: Professor Markus Löffler (both Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Term: 2014–2019

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Identification of Predictive Response and Resistance Factors to Targeted Therapy in Gastric Cancer Using a Systems Medicine Approach: SYS-Stomach

Project director: Professor Florian Lordick (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, University Cancer Center)
Term: 2014–2019

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NAKO: German National Cohort (GNC) – National Cohort Study Centre for Research on Widespread Diseases

Project director: Professor Markus Löffler (Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Term: 2014–2023

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nutriCARD: Competence Cluster for Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health

Project director: Professor Peggy Braun (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Food Hygiene) and Dr Tobias Höhn (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Communication and Media Studies)
Term: 2015–2021

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HorseVetMed: Telemetric Veterinary Medical Technology

Project director: Professor Walter Brehm (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Surgical Veterinary Clinic)
Term: 2016–2019

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SMITH: Smart Medical Information Technology for Healthcare

Network spokesperson: Professor Markus Löffler (Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Term: 2016–2019

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SONO-RAY: Tumor Therapy Combined by MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound and Radiation Therapy

Project director: Professor Andreas Melzer (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))
Term: 2016–2019

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e:Med and i:DSem Collaborative Project: “LHA – Leipzig Health Atlas”

Project director: Professor Markus Löffler (Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology)
Term: 2016–2019

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HI-MAG: Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Adiposity and Vascular Research

Scientific director: Professor Michael Stumvoll (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Nephrology)
Term: 2016–2020

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Optimising Depression Treatment in Old Age: Acceptance, Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of the Internet-Based Self-Management Programme “Trauer und Verlust”: AgE-health.de

Project director: Dr Janine Stein (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health)
Term: 2016–2021

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German Biobank Alliance: BBMRI.de

Project director: Dr Ronny Baber (Faculty of Medicine, LIFE Research Centre)
Term: 2017–2020

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IMPACT: Mobile System for Emergency Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pneumothoraces

Research head: Dr Andreas Melzer (Faculty of Medicine; University Hospital, Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))
Term: 2017–2020

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AgeWell.de: A Multi-Centre Cluster Randomised Controlled Multi-Component Intervention Trial on the Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Elderly GP Patients

Research head: Professor Steffi G. Riedel-Heller (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health)
Term: 2017–2021

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COMPASS: Comprehensive Surgical Landscape Guidance System for Immersive Assistance in Minimally Invasive and Microscopic Interventions

Project director: Professor Thomas Neumuth (Innovation Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (ICCAS))
Term: 2018–2021

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ToSEE: Treatment of Benzodiazipine-Refractory Status Epilepticus in the Elderly Population

Project director: Professor Joseph Claßen (Department of Neurology, University Hospital)
Term: 2018–2023

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ScaDS: Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions Dresden/Leipzig

Scientific Coordinator: Professor Wolfgang E. Nagel (TU Dresden)
Deputy: Professor Erhard Rahm (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)
Term: 2014–2021

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UrbanLife+: Participation in Urban Life in Mönchengladbach Through MTI with Smart Urban Objects

Project director: Professor Bogdan Franczyk (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Information Systems Institute)
Term: 2015–2020

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CLARIN Expansion and Further Development – CLARIN-D: Centre-Based Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences – Expansion and Further Development

Project director: Professor Gerhard Heyer (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)
Term: 2016–2020

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EXPLOIDS: An Innovative, Data Protection-Preserving Attack Detection System for Computers, Servers and Cloud Systems

Project coordination: Professor Martin Bogdan (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science, Technical Computer Science)
Project director: Jörn Hoffmann (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science, Technical Computer Science)
Term: 2016–2019

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Simultaneous in Situ Neutron Diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy for the Real-Time Investigation of Energy-Related Materials

Project director: Professor Holger Kohlmann (Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry)
Term: 2016–2019

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Investments in the Further Development of the Logistics Living Lab

Project director: Professor Bogdan Franczyk (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Information Systems Institute)
Term: 2017–2018

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SURTRADE: Development of a Smart Retail Service Platform and its Embedding in a Transformation Strategy for Urban and Retail Spaces

Project director: Dr Tanja Korzer (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute of Urban Development and Construction Management)
Term: 2017–2020

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marEEshift: Marine Ecological-Economic Systems in the Western Baltic Sea and Beyond: Generic Models, Coordination and Communication

Project director: Professor Martin Quaas (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Resource Management)

Term: 2019–2022

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XEOL-ID: Identification of Defects by Element-Specific Excitation of Optical Luminescence

Project director: Professor Claudia Sarah Schnohr (Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics)

Term: 2019–2022

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DE4L: Data Economy 4 Advanced Logistics

Project director: Professor Erhard Rahm (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)

Term: 2019–2022

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The Controversial Legacy of 1989: Appropriations Between Politicisation, Popularisation and the Historical-Political Conveyance of History

Project director: Professor Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute for the Study of Culture)
Term: 2018–2022

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Collaborative Project: Personalised Competence Development Through Scalable Mentoring Processes (tech4comp)

Network coordination and project director: Professor Heinz-Werner Wollersheim (Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences)
Term: 2018–2022

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SPRASTU: Language and Academic Success with Foreign Students. An Empirical Longitudinal Study for the Subjects Chemistry, Economics and Management Science, and German as a Foreign and Second Language / German Language and Literature at the Universities of Leipzig and Würzburg

Project director: Dr Katrin Wisniewski (Faculty of Philology, Herder Institute)
Term: 2017–2020

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LemaS-PEP – Sub-Project 19: Personalisierte Entwicklungspläne (PEP) als Instrument einer individuellen Begabungsförderung: Nachhaltige Gestaltung von leistungsfördernden Lehr-Lern-Settings im Regelunterricht

LemaS-PEP is a sub-project of the “Leistung macht Schule” research network (LemaS). As part of this research network, Junior Professor Johannes Mayer (children’s literature and primary-level literary learning) at Leipzig University is conducting his own sub-project. 

Project director: Professor Heinz-Werner Wollersheim (Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences)
Term: 2018–2022

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PoliLab: Strangers in Your Own Country? A Study on the Changeability of National Narratives Using Political Laboratories

Project director: Professor Rebecca Pates (Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Institute of Political Science)
Term: 2018–2021

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TASTEN: Digitisation of Musical Instruments and Recording Media

Project director: Professor Josef Focht (Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies, Institute of Musicology – Museum of Musical Instruments at Leipzig University)
Term: 2018–2020

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NWG INDRA: A Model of the Intestinal Stem Cell Niche: Development, Regeneration and Ageing

Project director: Dr Jörg Galle (Faculty of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics)
Term: 2014–2019

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SysMedOS: Integration of Oxidative Stress into Systems Medicine View for Obesity and Obesity-Related Complications

Project director: Dr Maria Fedorova (Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry)
Term: 2016–2019

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LiSyM Junior Research Group: JGMMS – Hedgehog Signalling Pathway – A New Regulator of Metabolism in the Liver

Project director: Dr Madlen Matz-Soya (Faculty of Medicine, Rudolf Schönheimer Institute of Biochemistry)
Term: 2016–2020

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MultiplEE: Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energies with Multiple Environmental impacts – Policy Strategies to Address Environmental Trade-Offs of the German Energy Transition

Project director: Dr Paul Lehmann (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management)
Term: 2017–2022

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Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

GEISER: From Sensor Data to Internet-Based Geo-Services

Project director: Professor Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo (Institute of Computer Science)
Term: 2016–2019

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WindNODE: The Showcase for Intelligent Energy from Northeastern Germany. Analysis, Design and Simulation of Market-Based Instruments for the Integration of Network-Appropriate Flexibilities into Intelligent Energy Supply Systems with a High Share of Renewable Energies

Project director: Professor Thomas Bruckner (Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management)
Term: 2016–2020

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Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)

HELP@APP: Development and Evaluation of a Self-Help App for Traumatised Refugees

Project director: Professor Steffi Riedel-Heller (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Public Health (ISAP))
Term: 2017–2020

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Federal Ministry of Health

WACH: Wound Infections and Antibiotic Use in Surgery

Project director: Professor Iris Chaberny (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Hygiene, Hospital Hygiene and Environmental Medicine)
Term: 2017–2020

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Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts

LIFE-LIFT: Infrastructure for the Research Location Leipzig

Project director: Dr Matthias Nüchter (LIFE Leipzig Research Centre for Civilization Diseases)
Term: 2018–2020

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GeoEtiology: How Does the Built and Social Environment Affect the Development of Civilization Diseases, Especially Childhood Obesity?

Project director: Professor Antje Körner (Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital)
Term: 2018–2020

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MUDIplex: Development of a Multiwell Ultra-High Dense Microelectrode Oscillator Array Multiplexer Platform for Spatio-Temporal Monitoring of Cellular Biomechanics in Live Mode

Project director: Professor Andrea Robitzki (Faculty of Life Sciences, Institute of Biochemistry)
Duration: 2018–2020

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