22 new projects approved
Within the framework of the 7th call for proposals, interested parties had until April 15, 2013 to submit their research proposals for Transition Postdoc Fellowships and Interdisciplinary PhD Projects.
Transition Postdoc Fellowship (TPdF)
In this category the search was on for young, ambitious researchers who wish to carry out their own interdisciplinary project independently. The time frame is limited to two years with the option of a third year extension.
Out of the 28 submitted proposals an expert group of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Scientific Executive Board (SEB) of SystemsX.ch approved the following 13 projects for funding:
|Main Applicant||Title||Host Research Group|
|Azarias, Guillaume (UniBas)||Dissecting a spatio-temporal Rho GTPase signaling network regulating neuronal growth cone extension||Pertz, Olivier|
|Basan, Markus (ETHZ)||Systems-level study on the origin and variation of lag times in E. coli||Sauer, Uwe|
|Betizeau, Marion (ETHZ)||4-Dimensional Analysis of Neural Stem Cell Commitment in the developing Telencephalon||Iber, Dagmar|
|Blattmann, Peter (ETHZ)||Understanding the genotype to phenotype transformation for cholesterol regulation using a network based approach||Aebersold, Ruedi|
|Buljan, Marija (ETHZ)||Assessing the impact of cancer-associated mutations on the kinase interaction networks||Aebersold, Ruedi|
|Di Palma, Serena (UZH)||3D mass cytometry - a new technology for multiparameter tissue imaging||Bodenmiller, Bernd|
|Dobay, Maria Pamela (UniL)||Applications of network reconstruction, graph theoretic analysis and qualitative modelling to virus-host interaction networks||Delorenzi, Mauro|
|Kartal, Önder (UZH)||Mathematical Modeling of Population Epigenetics||Grossniklaus, Ueli|
|Limenitakis, Julien (UniBE)||Systems modeling of the metabolic network of a gut microbial community||Macpherson, Andrew|
|Skylaki, Stavroula (ETHZ)||Computational fate prediction of embryonic stem cell subpopulations||Schroeder, Timm|
|Spiliotopoulos, Dimitrios (UZH)||Expounding epigenetiX||Caflisch, Amedeo|
|Urdy, Séverine (UZH)||Morphogenesis of monolayer epithelia: in silico models and in vitro experiments||Aegerter, Christof|
|Zaballa, Maria Eugenia (EPFL)||Interplay between lipid composition and ER structure and function: a systems approach||van der Goot, Gisou|
Interdisciplinary PhD Projects (IPhD)
One of SystemsX.ch's main tasks is the promotion and training of future generations of systems biologists. SystemsX.ch therefore regularly launches calls specifically aimed at promoting interdisciplinary doctoral theses.
From a total of 18 submitted proposals the expert group of the SNFS and the SEB elected 9 applicants:
|Exploring response surfaces and synergistic interactions of antibiotic combination treatment for Neisseria gonorrhoeae||Althaus, Christian (UniBE); Endimiani, Andrea (UniBE); Low, Nicola (UniBE)|
|Systems Analysis of a Morphogen Response||Basler, Konrad (UZH); von Mering, Christian (UZH)|
|A massively parallel space-time connected approach based on implicit active contour methods to track leukocytes observed by multiphoton intra vital and confocal microscopy||Fernandez Gonzalez, Santiago (USI); Krause, Rolf (USI); Thelen, Marcus (USI); Bronstein, Michael (USI)|
|Dynamic single-cell analysis through microfluidics-enabled impedance spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy||Hierlemann, Andreas (ETHZ); Stelling, Jörg (ETHZ)|
|QuantX - Quantification of Amino Acid Transporter Interaction through System Identification||Kurtcuoglu, Vartan (UZH); Verrey, François (UZH)|
|Numerical models of reaction-diffusion / chemotaxis determining complex patterns of skin appendages and skin coloration: incorporating 3D, growth, and realistic networks of activators/inhibitors||Milinkovitch, Michel (UniGE); Chopard, Bastien (UniBas)|
|High-throughput microfluidic single cell analysis platform for deciphering heterogenity in stress-responsive signalling||Peter, Matthias (ETHZ); deMello, Andrew (ETHZ)|
|Integrating transcriptional and allosteric regulation in central metabolism of E. coli||Sauer, Uwe (ETHZ); Stelling, Jörg (ETHZ)|
|Cause and necessity of metabolic adaptation in human epidermis||Zamboni, Nicola (ETHZ); Claassen, Manfred (ETHZ)|
For the duration of three years, with an optional additional year, SystemsX.ch will financially support one doctoral student for each project.
The next call for Transition Postdoc Fellowships and Interdisciplinary PhD Projects will be published in early 2014 with a submission deadline in late spring 2014.