Results AFR 2017 Call

The FNR is pleased to communicate that 27 of 88 eligible PhD projects have been selected for funding in the 2017 AFR Call. This represents an FNR commitment of 4.56 MEUR.

AFR is one of the FNR’s longest-running funding schemes and now serves the specific purpose of providing funding for the training of doctoral candidates. Grants are awarded in the form of an employment contract with the host institution, rather than in the form of a scholarship.

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Funded projects

Domain Biomed, Life and Environmental Sciences: 7 projects

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Beatrice Yasmin Loulou Peisl University of Luxembourg Paul Wilmes Elucidation of previously uncharacterized metabolites involved in human‐microbial cross‐talk

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Gilles Tossing Universite de Montreal Alex Parker InveStigating Axonal Regeneration pathways in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntington’s disease.

 

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Michele Petit University of Innsbruck Pidder Jansen‐Durr Role of oxaloacetate decarboxylase FAHD1 in regulation of cell proliferation and cellular senescence

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Joel Rodrigues Vitoria Universite Libre de Bruxelles Vincent Detours Survey of A‐to‐I RNA editing and single‐cell RNA sequencing in breast cancer

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Daniel Wiesen University Hospital Tubingen Hans‐Otto Karnath Unresolved issues in unilateral neglect: An update

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Valentin Ambroise LIST ‐ Luxembourg Institute of ScieScience & Technology Kjell Sergeant Cross protection between different abiotic stresses in non‐ herbaceous plants

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Isabel Rosety University of Luxembourg Jens Schwamborn Analysis and rescue of mitochondrial phenotypes caused by Parkinson’s disease associated mutation in GBA1.

Domain Humanities & Social Sciences: 7 projects

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Martin Sacher

 

University of Luxembourg

 

David Howarth

European Union Economic and Fiscal Policy Coordination after the Sovereign Debt Crisis – What Role for the European Commission?

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Tom Sadler

 

University of Luxembourg

 

Michel Margue

The armies of the house of Luxembourg from Henry the Fifth to John the Blind (1247‐1346): Warfare, Society and Representation

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Dominique Santana University of Luxembourg Andreas Fickers Intertwined destinies, strengthened ties: Migration paths from Luxembourg to Brazil (1920‐1965)

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Oksana Domina University of Luxembourg Robin Samuel Employability among young people in Luxembourg: The role of lifestyle and linguistic repertoire

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Melissa Bellesi University of Luxembourg (SnT) Charles Max “Space” as a catalyst of a sustainable smart school environment Systemic conceiving and achieving of conviviality for the school of the 21st century

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Marie Marthe Dany Prum London School of Economics and Political Science Katerina Dalacoura Identity Politics of Sovereignty

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Michel Summer Trinity College Dublin Immo Warntjes Echternach and the formation of Carolingian Europe (7th‐8th centuries)

Domain IT and Mathematics: 6 projects

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Kisub Kim University of Luxembourg (SnT) Tegawende Bissyande Source Code Search for Semantically Similar Functionalities

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Gary Philippe Cornelius University of Luxembourg (SnT) Holger Voos Model‐Driven Software Engineering for Social Robots

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Pingfan Kong University of Luxembourg (SnT) Jacques Klein Android Malicious code Localisation: Catch Me if You can!

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Mojtaba Varmazyar University of Luxembourg (SnT) Shiva Nejati Model Testing of Satellite Control Systems

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Frank Jean E. Plein Universite Libre de Bruxelles Martine Labbe Models and methods ‐ Gas networks in a decentralized setting.

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Carole Marie‐Jo Muller Universite Libre de Bruxelles Samuel Fiorini, Gwenaël Joret Excluded minors for isometric embeddings and network design

Domain Physics, Materials and Engineering: 6 projects

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Tanja Kebig University of Luxembourg Stefan Maas Structural Health Monitoring of bridges by HIGH RESolution Photography

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Bhageshvar Mohan University of Luxembourg Bernhard Peters Improvement in design and operation of Fluidised Bed Reactors by the Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM)

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Friedrich Wieland Goetzke University of Oxford Stephen Fletcher Development of diastereodivergent dynamic kinetic transformations

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Foni Raphael C. Lebrun‐ Ricalens The University of Sussex Winfried Hensinger Experimental Demonstration of Key Operations for Networked Quantum Logic in a Scalable Ion Trap Architecture

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Philippe Klein Technical University of Munich Lukas Hintermann The Multi‐Component‐Catalyst (MCC) Principle: Design of Functional Catalyst Precursors for a Systematic Reaction Development

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Joakim Heiser Institut Charles Sadron Giuseppe Nicolas Integration of light‐FUelled molecular MOtors combined with Releasing units into a contractile gel

Domain Law and Economics: 1 project

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Antonio Ancora Universite du Luxembourg Aikaterini Pantazatou The implications of Commission’s state aid decisions for Luxembourg, the EU transfer pricing rules and the world. “Pacta sunt servanda”?

In addition to the 27 projects selected for funding in this AFR Call, 4 projects are on the reserve list. This page was last updated 11 July 2017.

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