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PRIME Fellows an der HHU


Dr. Tobie Junior Matemb Ma Ntep, Cameroon

Field of research: Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Research interests: Porous materials as adsorbents for adsorption-based air-conditioning and refrigeration

Planned research project: Next Generation Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Advanced Sorption Processes: Green Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Shaping, towards Pratical Applications.

Keywords: Aluminum, Titanium, Fumarate, Muconate, Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks, Adsorption

Host institution during the mobility phase: Institute of Porous Materials from Paris (IMAP), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris


Dr. Jan Hirschmann

Field of research: Neuroscience
Research interests: Neurology, deep brain stimulation
Planned research project: "Automated tremor detection based on brain signals in patients with Parkinson's disease"
The study is a re-analysis of brain recordings obtained in Parkinson patients receiving surgery for deep brain stimulation. Some brain signals were reported to change as Parkinsonian rest tremor sets in. I will investigate whether it is possible to classify single epochs of brain recordings as tremor-containing or tremor-free, using techniques from machine learning. This will be an important step towards demand-based deep brain stimulation, which is applied only when tremor is present. According to pilot studies, such an approach could have a better clinical effect than chronic stimulation, which is the standard today. Furthermore, it is expected to evoke fewer side effects and use less battery.
Keywords: Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation, classification
HHU host institute: Institut für Klinische Neurowissenschaften und Psychologie, Prof. Dr. Alfons Schnitzler
Host during the mobility phase: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour; Nijmegen, The Netherlands



Dr. Gregor Christa

Field of research: Biology 

Research interests: Biodiversity, Evolution, Algae, Photobiology, Mollusks, Endosymbiosis, Ecology
Planned research project: Stolen plastids in the cytosol of the sea slug Elysia viridis
Keywords: Kleptoplasty, Algae, Plastids, Sacoglossa, Photobiology, Photoptotection, Photosynthesis
HHU host institute: Institute of Molecular Evolution, Prof. Dr. William Martin
Host during the mobility phase: University of Aveiro, Portugal