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Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress“ is a research platform that has been initiated by the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) (speaker university). Participating institutions are the University Potsdam (UP), the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) in Potsdam-Golm and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Halle. The CRC 973 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a final period until June 2022. The CRC comprises 12 research projects led by principal investigators of the FUB, UP, MPI-MP and IPB. An Integrated Research Training Group for the scientific qualification of PhD students is part of our CRC. In addition, we started to establish a common database (INF project) which will support proper data documentation and facilitate data comparisons when searching for common patterns or stressor-specific mechanisms of priming. The major structural aim of the CRC 973 is to link ecological science with molecular biology and biochemistry. The scientific aims are outlined in the column “research”. Speaker of the CRC is Prof. Dr. Monika Hilker and Vice Speaker is Prof. Dr. Tina Romeis.


CRC 973 movie - An overview in 3 min

A short movie of the CRC 973 "Priming and memory of organismic responses to stress".

Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS)
Universität Potsdam
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft