Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS)

The Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS) has the overall aim of an excellent graduate education with new and innovative phosphorus themes. Each doctoral student will contribute and participate in the structured graduate education. The PGS will provide opportunities of interdisciplinary exchange and training as well as courses promoting soft skills. With an excellent research-intensive environment, this target group-oriented programme offers its doctoral students optimal conditions for a doctorate and a tailor-made preparation on time after graduation, both academic and non-academic careers.

Key aspects are

  • Acquisition and improvement of skills for research and interdisciplinary work
  • Deepening of methodological skills
  • Acquisition of key skills/competences for further career development

The programme emphasizes particularly approaches to promote interdisciplinarity. These approaches are based on the teaching of social and communication skills. The curriculum of an increasing level of self-serving organization, joint participation in a summer school, interdisciplinary seminars and workshops and the prevention of scientific misconduct support that goal.

The Phosphorus Graduate School (PGS) is embedded in the Graduate Academy of the University Rostock. The Graduate Academy offers complementary education of soft skills and career development in a broad range (courses only partly in English).

The Projects of the Graduate School II of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock

Project Title Participating Partners (leader is listed first) PhD student Cluster
I.1 Risks and benefits of rewetting coastal wetlands after agricultural use University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Marian Koch I
I.2 P Pools and mobilization potential in lowlands and coastal regions University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis Julia Prüter
I
I.3 Analysis of glyphosate and glufosinate in sea water and as indicator compounds for industrial cropping Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, University of Rostock Marisa Wirth
I
II.1 P recycling in animal husbandry University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Jonathan Schleyken II
II.2 Efficiency of recovered phosphorus for monogastric animals University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Mohammad Seyedalmoosavi II
II.3 P efficiency of forage legumes and their capacity to utilize P from recycling products Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, University of Rostock Yue Hu II
III.1 Synthesis of novel P-based ligands for complexes to activate small molecules Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock N.N. III
III.2 Application of P-based organocatalysts and biocatalysts for the resolution of racemic carbonates University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis N.N. III
III.3 Synthesis of potential anti-tumor and adhesion-promoting agents by P-based organocatalysis for oncology and biomedical engineering Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock University Medical Center, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology Jan Tönjes III
IV.1 Gene expression in biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus in biological soil crusts of sand dunes of the Baltic Sea University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Sandra Kammann IV
IV.2 Sustainability of potatoe production: Cloning ans squencing of candidate genes improving P aquisition efficiency to reduce fertilizer inputs University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research N.N. IV
IV.3 The role of inorganic phosphate supply on the development of cyanobacterial summer blooms in the Baltic Sea University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Mariano Santoro IV
IV.4 Phosphorus as a metabolic regulator during environmental stress in animals University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology N.N. IV
V. Governance options for closed P cycles - the GAP 2020 revision University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Katharine Heyl V

 


 

The Projects of the Graduate School I of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock

Project Title Participating Partners (Leader is listed first) PhD Student Cluster
Mechanisms of P mobilization in the rhizosphere involving weeds and crop plants University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Anika Zacher
II
Genetic regulation of phosphatase production and activity to increase P uptake from deficient soils University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Katrin Wacker
II
Phosphatases – Development of new quantitative assays along terrestrial-aquatic gradients University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Iris Schaub
I
The P cycle and its application in land-based integrated aquaculture systems University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Sebastian Strauch
(completed)
I, II
Genetic and nutritional effects on the efficiency of P use of monogastric animals Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, University of Rostock Christian Gerlinger
II
Quality, quantity and transformation of P losses from diffuse sources to the Baltic Sea Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, University of Rostock   I, II
Processing of alternative P sources for fertilization in agriculture Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, University of Rostock Sina Jahanbaksh
II, III
Synthesis of new heterocyclic ring systems containing P Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock   III
Large scale application of P based organocatalysts in batch and flow for the synthesis of fatty acid derived cyclic carbonates Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, University of Rostock Johannes Steinbauer
(completed)
III
Political-legal P governance by means of certificate markets and charges University of Rostock, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde Jessica Stubenrauch
(completed)
I, II
Natural and anthropogenic organic P compounds – inositolphosphates, phospholipids and glyphosate Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde, University of Rostock Constantin Recknagel
I, II