Complete List of the 24 Funded Projects (2019)


“Blockade of the Chemokine Network in Cardiac Inflammation”

Applicants: Professor Shuomo Bhattacharya (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Antje Beling (Charite)*

“Organ-Specific Landscape of Human Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells”

Applicants: Professor Paul Klenerman (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Birgit Sawitzki (Charité)*

“Single Cell Transcriptomics of Pregnancy-Induced Immune Tolerance in Human Autoimmunity. (A Pilot Study to Explore Cell-Specific Molecular Signatures of Immunoregulation during Pregnancy in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.)”

Applicants: Professor Lars Fugger (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Stefan Gold (Charité), Prof. Dr. Manuel Friese (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)*

“Peptide-MHC Recognition within the Innate Immunological Synapse – the Paradigm of NKG2C”

Applicants: Professor Michael Dustin (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Chiara Romagnani (Charité)

“Dynamics of Memory Systems in the Human Brain. (Integrative Study of Memory Mechanisms at Different Time Scales.)”

Applicants: Professor Masud Husain (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. John-Dylan Haynes (Charité)

“A One Health Approach for Controlling Tungiasis in Kenya”

Applicants: Dr. Lynne Elson (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Hermann Feldmeier (Charité), Dr. Ulrike Fillinger (International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE))

“Towards High-Throughput Proteomics for Clinical Applications”

Applicants: Professor Benedikt Kessler (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Markus Ralser (Charité)*

“Augmenting Attention in Health and Disease”

Applicants: Professor Roi Cohen Kadosh (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Malek Bajbouj (Charité)

“Oxford-Berlin Collaborative Network for Rheumatic and Degenerative Musculoskeletal Diseases”

Applicants: Professor Anna Katharina Simon (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Ahmed N. Hegazy (Charité), Prof. Dr. Andreas Radbruch (Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin)*

“High Resolution Noninvasive Mapping and Modulation of Cortical Activity”

Applicants: Mark Woolrich (University of Oxford), Surjo Soekadar (Charité)

“From the Eye to Consciousness – How the Representation of an Image Travels across the Brain”

Applicants: Professor Mark Woolrich (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Radoslaw Martin Cichy (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Harmonisation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Datasets across Oxford and Berlin”

Applicants: Professor Holm Uhlig (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund (Charité)*

“A Joint OX-BER Collaboration - Bioengineering an Artificial Human Joint on-a-Chip”

Applicants: Professor Marc Coles (University of Oxford), Dr. Mark Rosowski (Technische Universität Berlin)

“Understanding Prediction and Surprise in the Auditory Pathway”

Applicants: Professor Andrew King (University of Oxford), Dr. Livia de Hoz (Charité)


“Open Science by Design (New and Innovative Methods for (Semi-)Automatic Research Data Management)”

Applicants: Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Manfred Hauswirth (Technische Universität Berlin)

“Particle and Astroparticle Physics Graduate Training Program between DESY, Humboldt Berlin and Oxford”

Applicants: Professor Todd Huffman (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Cigdem Issever (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Dr. Steven Duane Worm (Desy Zeuthen)

“The Compositional Structure of Quantum Advantage (Transferable Techniques for the Design and Application of Quantum Technologies)”

Applicants: Dr. Aleks Kissinger (University of Oxford), Dr. Anna Pappa (Freie Universität Berlin)

Social Sciences

“The Comeback of the Latin American Armed Forces. (Continuities, Changes, and Challenges to Democratic Security Governance)”

Applicants: Dr. Carlos A. Pérez Ricart (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Marianne Braig (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Hate Speech and Disinformation in Comparative Perspective (Regulating Social Media: Hate Speech and Disinformation in Comparative Perspective)”

Applicants: Dr. Nicole Stremlau (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Martin Emmer (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Migration Diplomacy and Turkish-EU Relations”

Applicants: Dr. Othon Anstasakis (University of Oxford), Dr. Serhat Karakayali (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Franck Düvell (German Centre for Integration and Migration Research, Berlin)


“Understanding Colonial Collecting in Africa. Histories and Futures. (A Global Dialogue on Cultural Restitution.)”

Applicants: Professor Dan Hicks (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy (Technische Universität Berlin)

“Autofiction in Global Perspective (Theory and Practice of Autofictional Literature in Different Cultures and Languages)”

Applicants: Professor Elleke Boehmer (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Jutta Müller-Tamm (Freie Universität Berlin)

“Walter Benjamin’s Journalistic Networks”

Applicants: Dr. Carolin Duttlinger (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Daniel Weidner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

“International Research Workshop on Global Microhistory in the Early Modern World”

Applicants: Professor Lyndal Roper (University of Oxford), Prof. Dr. Daniela Hacke (Freie Universität Berlin)

*OX/BER-BIH Joint Projects