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2013 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2014, the following projects submitted in fall 2013 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program: 


GIF Regular Program
Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period
Dr. Ben-Bassat Yuval, University of Haifa
Prof. Dr. Büssow Johann, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
Setting the Wedge - Scribal Techniques in Cuneiform Texts
Prof. Dr. Cancik-Kirschbaum Eva, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Smilansky Uzy, Hebrew University 
Nonlinear Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films Subjected to External Forcing
Prof. Dr. Bestehorn Michael, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
Prof. Oron Alexander, Technion
A Duality Framework for the Analysis and Design of Networked Dynamical Systems
Prof. Dr. Allgower Frank, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Zelazo Daniel, Technion
Targeting Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria with Self-Immolative Dendritic Prodrugs
Prof. Seeberger Peter, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Prof. Shabat Doron, Tel Aviv University
Water flow and solute transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum: Upscaling from rhizosphere to root zone
Dr. Lazarovitch Naftali, Ben Gurion University 
Prof. Dr. Vanderborght Jan, Forschungszentrum Juelich
Critical Edition of Selected Writings of Isaac Breuer (1883-1946)
Prof. Hildesheimer Meir, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Morgenstern Matthias, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
Study of new "misfit" inorganic nanotubes
Prof. Tenne Reshef, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Thomsen Christian, TU Berlin
Dr. Houben Lothar, Forschungszentrum Juelich
Superconducting nano-structures and their potential application in memory devices
Prof. Scheer Elke, University of Konstanz
Prof. Yeshurun Yosef, Bar Ilan University
Crosscutting Structural Views for Component and Connector Models
Dr. Maoz Shahar, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Rumpe Bernhard, RWTH Aachen University
Anchoring metal particles on oxide support surfaces towards sinter resistant catalysts
Prof. Asscher Micha, Hebrew University
Prof. Dr. Freund Hans-Joachim, Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max Planck Society
In situ electrochemical methodology for simultaneous tracking of charging and related mechanical processes in batteries and supercapacitors
Prof. Aurbach Doron, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Presser Volker, Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Prof. Levi Mikhael, Bar Ilan University
Interdisciplinary Research of Assyrian Siege Ramps - The Case of Tel Azekah
Prof. Dr. Oeming Manfred, Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Prof. Lipschits Oded, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Gadot Yuval, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Langgut Dafna, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Traunmueller Sebastian, Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Diamond formation and incipient melting of mantle rocks - the role of eclogites
Dr. Kessel Ronit,Hebrew University
Prof. Frost Dan,University of Bayreuth
Prof. Navon Oded,Hebrew University
The influence of biopolymers and organic substances on mineralization in water treatment processes
Dr. Kasher Ron, Ben Gurion University 
Dr. Schwahn Dietmar, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Prof. Dr. Petry Winfried, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Prof. Oren Yoram, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Rapaport Hanna, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Herzberg Moshe, Ben Gurion University
Studying interaction induced bulk and edge excitations in the fractional quantum Hall regime
Dr. Smet Jurgen, MPI for Solid State Research
Dr. Umansky Vladimir, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Heiblum Mordechai, Weizmann Institute of Science
Compounds with Zero Oxidation State Heavier Main Group Elements. Novel electronic Features and Small Molecule Activation. Experiment and Theory
Prof. Apeloig Yitzhak, Technion
Prof. Dr. Driess Matthias, TU-Berlin
Resource allocation techniques for future wireless communication networks
Prof. Jorswieck Eduard, TU Dresden
Prof. Leshem Amir, Bar Ilan University
The Intermediate Bronze Age in the Negev Highlands, Israel: a multi-disciplinary study of chronology and subsistence economy
Dr. Shahack-Gross Ruth, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Fuchs Markus, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Prof. Finkelstein Israel, Tel Aviv University
Yin-Yang Networking: Self-Adjusting Virtual Infrastructures
Dr. Avin Chen, Ben Gurion University 
Dr. Schmid Stefan, TU Berlin
Prof. Feldmann Anja, TU Berlin
Subgroup and subring growth under base extension
Dr. Schein Michael, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Voll Christopher, Bielefeld University
Scholars and Scribes: Leveraging Computerized Tools for Navigating an Uncharted Tibetan Buddhist Philosophical Corpus
Prof. Dershowitz Nachum, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Wangchuk Dorji, Hamburg University
Prof. Wolf Lior, Tel Aviv University
Transcontinental origin of Cambro-Ordovician sand traced by radiogenic isotopes studies of detrital zircon and rutile
Dr. Gerdes Axel,Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
Prof. Avigad Dov,Hebrew University 
Probing for Ultra-High Electric Fields in Relativistic Laser-Matter Interactions Using Novel X-Ray Spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Paulus Gerhard, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Sauerbrey Roland, Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf
Prof. Maron Yitzhak, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Bussmann Michael, Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf
Dr. Kroupp Eyal, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Stambulchik Evgeny, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Uschmann Ingo, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Prof. Dr. Schramm Ullrich, Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf
Higgs and Goldstone collective modes in disordered superconductors
Prof. Dressel Martin, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Frydman Aviad, Bar Ilan University
Tuning the electronic structure of organic/metal contacts via additive interfacial segregation
Prof. Dr. Koch Norbert, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Prof. Frey Gitti, Technion
Dynamics of DNA and chromatin in vitro and in vivo studied by fluorescence fluctuation techniques and computer simulations
Prof. Krichevsky Oleg, Ben Gurion University 
Prof. Langowski Jörg, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Algorithms for Structured Nonconvex Optimization: theory and practice
Prof. Luke Russell, Georg August University Goettingen
Prof. Teboulle Marc, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Sabach Shoham, Georg August University Goettingen
Quantum Control of Penning Ionization Reactions
Dr. Narevicius Edvardas, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Koch Christiane, University of Kassel
Dynamics of Artificial Magnetic Nanopropellers
Prof. Dr. Fischer Peer, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Leshansky Alexander, Technion
Strong coupling between molecular excitations and surface plasmons in individual hybrid nanostructures
Dr. Salomon Adi, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Lienau Christoph, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Hoffmann-Kolss Vera, University of Cologne
Prof. Harbecke Jens, University of Witten/Herdecke
Prof. Shagrir Oron, Hebrew University 
Scenario-based Specification and Analysis of Structurally Dynamic Reactive Systems
Prof. Dr. Greenyer Joel, Leibniz University Hannover
Prof. Harel David, Weizmann Institute of Science
Theory of Strongly-Correlated Optically-Driven Nanoelectronic Systems
Dr. Goldstein Moshe, Tel Aviv University
Prof. von Delft Jan, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Dr. Weichselbaum Andreas, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Interferometric quantitative imaging and nano-sensing of biological cells with nanoparticles
Dr. Kemper Björn, University of Muenster (WWU)
Dr. Shaked Natan, Tel Aviv University
Randomness and Expansion in Topological Combinatorics
Prof. Dr. Feichtner Eva-Maria, University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Feichtner-Kozlov Dmitry, University of Bremen
Prof. Meshulam Roy, Technion
3D Widefield Aerosol Probing by Lidar Anchor
Dr. Althausen Dietrich, Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research
Prof. Schechner Yoav, Technion
Dr. Ansmann Albert, Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research
Prof. Segev Mordechai, Technion
Greening Brownfields with Black Biochar
Dr. Graber Ellen R., ARO Volcani Beit-Dagan
Prof. Dr. Schueth Christoph, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Dr. Raveh Eran, ARO Volcani Beit-Dagan
Polymerization of Olefins and Cyclic Esters Promoted by Imidazolin-2-iminato Group 4 and Actinide Complexes
Prof. Dr. Tamm Matthias, TU-Braunschweig
Prof. Eisen Moris S., Technion
When RG flows, fluid-dynamics and entanglement entropy met holography
Dr. Kleinschmidt Axel, MPI for Gravitational Physics
Prof. Dr. Theisen Stefan, MPI for Gravitational Physics
Prof. Nicolai Hermann, MPI for Gravitational Physics
Prof. Oz Yaron, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Schwimmer Adam, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Sonnenschein Jacob, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Yankielowic Shimon, Tel Aviv University
Analysis of Structured Random Matrices in Recovery Problems
Prof. Dr. Krahmer Felix, Georg August University Goettingen
Prof. Dr. Rauhut Holger, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Mendelson Shahar, Technion
Enabling the Distinction of Reductive vs. Oxidative Chlorohydrocarbon Transformation in the Environment by Advancing d13C/d37Cl Isotope Analysis
Dr. Bernstein Anat, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Elsner Martin, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen
Dr. Gelman Faina Geological Survey of Israel
Cooperative Guidance & Control for Safe Automated Aerial Refueling of Civil Airliners
Prof. Dr. Holzapfel Florian, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Prof. Shima Tal, Technion
Search for key signatures of Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC in fully hadronic final states
Dr. Bella Gideon, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Ruehr Frederik, University of Freiburg
Prof. Etzion Erez, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Jakobs Karl, University of Freiburg
Efficient and reliable prediction of binding properties and gaps from Density Functional Theory
Prof. Dr. Kuemmel Stephan, University of Bayreuth
Prof. Kronik Leeor, Weizmann Institute of Science
Mechanisms of anomalous transport in laminar flow patterns
Prof. Nepomnyashchy Alexander, Technion
Prof. Sokolov Igor, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Dr. Zaks Michael, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Ecological status and ecosystem services of the Lake Kinneret catchment: setting the scene for the management of a multi-stressed region
Dr. Gal Gideon, IOLR - Israel Oceanographic & Limnol. Res.Inst.
Prof. Dr. Hering Daniel, University of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Feld Christian, University of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Lorenz Armin, University of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Zohari Tamar, IOLR - Israel Oceanographic & Limnol. Res.Inst.
Prof. Dayan Tamar, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Gasith Avital, Tel Aviv University
Ternary rare earth oxides as insulators in MOS structures on various semiconductors
Schubert Jürgen,Forschungszentrum Juelich
Eizenberg Moshe,Technion
Non-realistic 3D Object Stylization
Dr. Sharf Andrei, Ben Gurion University 
Prof. Cohen-Or Daniel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Deussen Oliver, University of Konstanz
Experimental Studies of Nonlocal Features of Quantum Systems and Weak Measurements
Prof. Dr. Weinfurter Harald, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Vaidman Lev, Tel Aviv University
The Mechanism of Grain Boundary Motion
Hoffmann Michael,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Kaplan Wayne,Technion
Atoms, Molecules, and Lattices of Dipolar Excitons
Dr. Ventura Santos Paulo, Paul Drude Institute
Prof. Rapaport Ronen, Hebrew University 
Dr. Biermann Klaus, Paul Drude Institute
Prof. Laikhtman Boris, Hebrew University 
Filling a gap in Materials space: insights from the natural biocomposite acellular bone material of fish
Zaslansky Paul,Charité University Medicine Berlin
Shahar Ron,Hebrew University
The Ten Lost Tribes: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Dr. Cuffel Alexandra, Ruhr University Bochum
Dr. Perry Micha Joshua, University of Haifa
Dr. Shalev Zur, University of Haifa
Dr. Stein Kokin Daniel, Universitaet Greifswald
Prof. Stein Dina, University of Haifa
Paleo-earthquakes and paleo-hydrology: linking seismicity and climatically driven lake- and sea-levels records by sediments in the Dead Sea Rift
Dr. Katsman Regina,University of Haifa
Prof. Agnon Amotz,Hebrew University
Prof. Strecker Manfred,University of Potsdam
Legendrian Contact Homology and Rabinowitz Floer Homology: Theory and Applications to Contact Rigidity
Dr. Zapolsky Frol, University of Haifa
Prof. Albers Peter, University of Muenster (WWU)
Joint matrix transformations and related tensor decompositions with applications in Independent Vector Analysis and Multi-User MIMO Communication
Prof. Haardt Martin, Ilmenau University of Technology
Prof. Yeredor Arie, Tel Aviv University
Fontiers in Dark Matter and Particle Physics Phenomenology: From Theory to Detection
Dr. Volansky Tomer, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Ibarra Alejandro, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Visitors from Heaven, Visitors to Heaven: Judaeo-Christian Encounters and the Last Lingua Sacra of Europe
Prof. Dr. Kampling Rainer, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Kulik Alexander, Hebrew University 
Prof. Dr. Badalanova Geller Florentina, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Taube Moshe, Hebrew University 



GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Mandatory Representation and Access to Court in German Civil Proceedings
Dr. Assy Rabeea, University of Haifa
Radio Frequency Acoustic Wetting on Porous Microfluidic Platforms
Prof. Manor Ofer, Technion
The Endogenous Circadian Period Length as a Novel Risk Factor for Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. Gutman Roee, Tel Hai Academic College
Daring Portraits: The Nineteenth-Century "New Woman" as Femme Fatale in a Pan-Western Perspective
Dr. Milano Ronit, Ben Gurion University 
Kinematic criterion for the inception of breakers in wave fields under weak and moderate wind forcing
Dr. Liberzon Dan, Technion
Total Chemical Synthesis of Human Selenoprotein M (SelM) to Unravel its Biological Roles
Dr. Metanis Norman, Hebrew University
Dating the Book of Proverbs on Linguistic Grounds
Dr. Samet Nili, Bar Ilan University
Functional and Structural Studies of STAT3 Acetylation Using Methods for Genetic Code Expansion
Dr. Arbely Eyal, Ben Gurion University 
Novel gene order analysis methods based on pattern identification in gene interaction networks
Dr. Bernt Matthias, University of Leipzig
The evolution of microRNA function: studying the function of Argonaute proteins and their GW182 partner in Cnidaria
Dr. Moran Yehu, Hebrew University 
Role of Proximal Tubular Cannabinoid Receptor Type-1 in Obesity-induced Renal Dysfunction
Dr. Tam Yossef, Hebrew University
Controlled dissipative quantum dynamics using NV centers in diamond
Dr. Bar-Gill Nir, Hebrew University
UPS mediated cellular and molecular mechanisms as potential targets for LVAD-induced reverse cardiac remodeling as a bridge to recovery
Dr. Barac Yaron, Tel Aviv University
Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 (FGF2) in Alcohol Addiction and Relapse
Dr. Barak Segev, Tel Aviv University
The Puzzle of Intra-Familial Commodification
Dr. Rivlin Ram, Hebrew University
IL6 trans-signaling, a treatment for acute myocardial infarction
Dr. Segal-Ruder Yael, Hadassah Medical Center
Revealing the early neurophysiology of autism
Dr. Dinstein Ilan, Ben Gurion University
Mechanistic analysis of the targeting of genes by RNA-directed RNA polymerase
Dr. Lamm Ayelet, Technion
Alternative-sensitive computations in natural language: focus-sensitive particles and embedded exhaustification
Dr. Crnic Luka, Hebrew University 
Higher Souslin Trees
Dr. Rinot Assaf, Bar Ilan University
Investigation of Exciton–Polariton Condensate Dynamics for Ultrafast Devices and Circuits
Prof. Hayat Alex, Technion
Hole conductor free solar cells, based on organic-Inorganic Perovskite
Dr. Etgar Lioz, Hebrew University
Dimensions and gradability in grammar and cognition
Dr. Weidman Sassoon Galit, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Sarussi Shai, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE)
Moral disengagement in intergroup conflict as motivated reasoning
Dr. Sharvit Keren, University of Haifa
The role of autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) in controlling gene regulatory elements associated with epilepsy
Dr. Birnbaum Ramon, Ben Gurion University
The Development of Social Emotions and Prosocial Behaviour during Childhood from a Neuroscientific Perspective
Dr. Steinbeis Nikolaus, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
The hierarchical representation of action in the motor cortex during planning and execution
Dr. Shmuelof Lior, Ben Gurion University 
Learning High Dimensional Complex Models
Dr. Hazan Tamir, University of Haifa
HSC reporter mouse to reveal physiological and pathological dynamics of adult stem cells
Dr. Gazit Roi, Ben Gurion University 
Vertical Foreclosure using Exclusivity Clauses: Evidence from Shopping Malls
Dr. Ater Itai, Tel Aviv University
"I am the state!": Projection of Leaders' Image on Their Countries in the International Media Arena.
Dr. Balmas Cohen Meital, Hebrew University 
Regulation of Death Receptor 3 Signaling: the Role of Receptor Internalization
Dr. Ehrenschwender Martin, University Hospital Regensburg
Sexual Harassment of Workers by Customers: Rethinking Service Sector Employer and Customer Responsibilities in Germany
Dr. Albin Einat, Hebrew University
Elucidation of the role of poly-ADP-Ribosylation mediated ubiquitination in osteoblast differentiation
Dr. Levaot Noam, Ben Gurion University 
Excited state dynamics of cold isolated biochromophore ions
Dr. Toker Yoni, Bar Ilan University
It Takes Two to Tango: Producer-Consumer Joint Production and the Political Economy of Services Trade
Dr. Herman Lior, Hebrew University 
Study of Mixing-Enhancement Mechanisms in Early-Time CO2 Dissolution Trapping During CO2 Geological Storage
Dr. Rosenzweig Ravid, Geological Survey of Israel
Incorporating biotic constraints into species distribution models: predicting fish invasion in the Mediterranean
Dr. Belmaker Jonathan, Tel Aviv University
Resolving the discrepancies between risk taking for oneself and on behalf of others: A quantitative approach
Dr. Ert Eyal, Hebrew University 
Robust Control Design for Perimeter Traffic Flow Controllers at a Multi-Region Network
Dr. Haddad Jack, Technion
Infants’ Developing Understanding of Pedagogical Intentions: Exploring the Cognitive Mechanisms Subserving Imitation
Prof. Dr. Paulus Markus, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Re-Write Codes for Multi-Level Memories
Dr. Cassuto Yuval, Technion
Efficient Vector Field Design and Analysis with Barycentric Coordinates
Prof. Ben Chen Mirela, Technion
The Economics of Organizational Structure, Police Activity, Crime and Plea Bargaining
Dr. Rigbi Oren, Ben Gurion University 


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