Emil Fischer Centre (EFC)
The Emil Fischer Centre brings together working groups from areas of pharmacology, food chemistry and molecular medicine at FAU. The goal of the Emil Fischer Centre is to connect, strengthen and improve the focus of interdisciplinary work in the areas of materials, target areas, and bioanalysis. Key topics include the identification of target proteins, target protein modification and formulation, target ligand interactions and target proteins in signal transmission. The Emil Fischer Centre is also responsible for co-ordinating interdisciplinary teaching and teaching doctoral candidates in pharmacy, food chemistry and molecular medicine.
Emmy Noether Centre for Algebra with a special focus on Representation Theory (ENZ)
Representation theory investigates symmetries in mathematics and is one of the research priorities at FAU’s Emmy Noether Centre. Physics, chemistry and computer science are also areas where representation theory is applied.
Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis (ECRC)
The Erlangen Center for Interface Research and Catalysis is an interdisciplinary research centre involving groups from the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. The aim of the ECRC is to strengthen all stages of catalysis research, from basic research to process development.
Erlangen Centre for Infection Research (ECI)
The Erlangen Centre for Infection Research is a working group made up of institutions and researchers with expertise in a wide range of subjects, ranging from (bio)inorganic, medical and pharmaceutical chemistry to infection biology, microbiology, virology, immunology, pathology and clinical infectious diseases. ECI acts as a bridge between fundamental, pre-clinical and clinical research. Its main goal is to ensure that the results from in vitro and in vivo research are implemented in a clinical environment more quickly.
Interdisciplinary Centre of Ophthalmic Preventive Medicine and Imaging (IZPI)
The Interdisciplinary Centre of Ophthalmic Preventive Medicine and Imaging was introduced to intensify and consolidate the collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering in the field of preventative medicine. Its objective is to improve research conditions and increase research visibility.
Interdisciplinary Centre of Interface-controlled Processes (ICICP)
The Interdisciplinary Centre of Interface-controlled Processes is a joint project involving groups of researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry and materials science. Their work concentrates on fundamental material properties which can be manipulated via the interface between different materials. The Centre focuses on three key topics: firstly, preparation of interface-modified geometric structures (mainly looking at structural properties) secondly, structure-property relationships in interface-modified structures and applications (electronic/optical properties, theoretical descriptions) and finally interfaces of particulate systems and interface-stabilised nanoparticles.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Molecular Materials (ICMM)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Molecular Materials was established in 2007 and is a platform for interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of molecular materials and nanotechnology. There are currently 20 groups from the departments of Chemistry and Physics involved in ICMM. The participating researchers are experts in the fields of molecular electronics, functional carbon-rich molecular architectures, redox-active metal complexes, converting light into energy, electron transfer in molecular and supramolecular materials, molecular magnetism, molecules on surfaces, inorganic nanostructures, and biomimetic materials.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Neuroscience (IZN)
Neuroscience has become one of the most important disciplines in life sciences, in terms of both basic research and practice. In recent years, intense global research efforts have led to huge advancements in knowledge and considerably increased our understanding of the nervous system in both a healthy and a diseased state. FAU established IZN to make an active contribution towards this development and raise its profile as a pioneer in modern neuroscience.
Medical Immunology Campus Erlangen (MICE)
More than 70 researchers from various departments, clinical departments, institutes, chairs and junior research groups have come together to form MICE – a joint research platform for all sub-disciplines of immunobiology and clinical immunology – and pool their expertise in fundamental immunology and clinical immunology research in Erlangen, a leading location for research in this field. The Medical Immunology Campus Erlangen focuses on collaborative research into the immune system’s fundamental mechanisms and processes and how they malfunction, and the application of findings from basic research in clinical practice.