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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
I-39-111.2-2013
Gaza during the Late Ottoman Period
Dr. Ben-Bassat Yuval, University of Haifa
Prof. Dr. Büssow Johann, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
I-42-107.6-2013
Setting the Wedge - Scribal Techniques in Cuneiform Texts
Prof. Dr. Cancik-Kirschbaum Eva, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Smilansky Uzy, Hebrew University 
I-45-405.9-2013
Nonlinear Dynamics of Thin Liquid Films Subjected to External Forcing
Prof. Dr. Bestehorn Michael, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
Prof. Oron Alexander, Technion
I-52-401.10-2013
A Duality Framework for the Analysis and Design of Networked Dynamical Systems
Prof. Dr. Allgower Frank, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Zelazo Daniel, Technion
I-55-302.2-2013
Targeting Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria with Self-Immolative Dendritic Prodrugs
Prof. Seeberger Peter, MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Prof. Shabat Doron, Tel Aviv University
I-62-204.4-2013
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
G-67-110.17-2013
Critical Edition of Selected Writings of Isaac Breuer (1883-1946)
Prof. Hildesheimer Meir, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Morgenstern Matthias, Eberhard Karl University Tuebingen
I-68-302.10-2013
Study of new "misfit" inorganic nanotubes
Prof. Tenne Reshef, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Thomsen Christian, TU Berlin
Dr. Houben Lothar, Forschungszentrum Juelich
I-79-303.1-2013
Superconducting nano-structures and their potential application in memory devices
Prof. Scheer Elke, University of Konstanz
Prof. Yeshurun Yosef, Bar Ilan University
I-80-407.2-2013
Crosscutting Structural Views for Component and Connector Models
Dr. Maoz Shahar, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Rumpe Bernhard, RWTH Aachen University
I-81-302.11-2013
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
I-93-302.15-2013
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
I-96-107.4-2013
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
I-97-301.5-2013
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
I-101-307.4-2013
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
I-106-303.1-2013
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
I-113-302.2-2013
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
I-122-406.3-2013
Resource allocation techniques for future wireless communication networks
Prof. Jorswieck Eduard, TU Dresden
Prof. Leshem Amir, Bar Ilan University
I-129-107.4-2013
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
I-130-407.7-2013
Yin-Yang Networking: Self-Adjusting Virtual Infrastructures
Dr. Avin Chen, Ben Gurion University 
Dr. Schmid Stefan, TU Berlin
Prof. Feldmann Anja, TU Berlin
G-134-304.1-2013
Subgroup and subring growth under base extension
Dr. Schein Michael, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Voll Christopher, Bielefeld University
I-145-101.3-2013
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
I-155-301.1-2013
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 
I-156-303.2-2013
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
I-161-303.1-2013
Higgs and Goldstone collective modes in disordered superconductors
Prof. Dressel Martin, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Frydman Aviad, Bar Ilan University
I-162-302.4-2013
Tuning the electronic structure of organic/metal contacts via additive interfacial segregation
Prof. Dr. Koch Norbert, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Prof. Frey Gitti, Technion
G-170-303.12-2013
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)
G-177-304.2-2013
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
I-179-302.4-2013
Quantum Control of Penning Ionization Reactions
Dr. Narevicius Edvardas, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Koch Christiane, University of Kassel
I-180-303.1-2013
Dynamics of Artificial Magnetic Nanopropellers
Prof. Dr. Fischer Peer, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Leshansky Alexander, Technion
I-194-302.4-2013
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
G-199-116.2-2013
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 
G-205-407.7-2013
Scenario-based Specification and Analysis of Structurally Dynamic Reactive Systems
Prof. Dr. Greenyer Joel, Leibniz University Hannover
Prof. Harel David, Weizmann Institute of Science
I-207-303.1-2013
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
I-208-401.8-2013
Interferometric quantitative imaging and nano-sensing of biological cells with nanoparticles
Dr. Kemper Björn, University of Muenster (WWU)
Dr. Shaked Natan, Tel Aviv University
I-218-304.1-2013
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
I-223-401.4-2013
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
G-225-307.3-2013
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
I-235-302.13-2013
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
I-244-303.7-2013
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
G-246-304.2-2013
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
I-251-307.4-2013
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
I-253-405.8-2013
Cooperative Guidance & Control for Safe Automated Aerial Refueling of Civil Airliners
Prof. Dr. Holzapfel Florian, Munich University of Technology (TUM)
Prof. Shima Tal, Technion
I-257-303.7-2013
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
G-259-302.5-2013
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
I-265-303.10-2013
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
G-271-203.11-2013
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
I-276-401.1-2013
Ternary rare earth oxides as insulators in MOS structures on various semiconductors
Schubert Jürgen,Forschungszentrum Juelich
Eizenberg Moshe,Technion
I-278-407.7-2013
Non-realistic 3D Object Stylization
Dr. Sharf Andrei, Ben Gurion University 
Prof. Cohen-Or Daniel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Deussen Oliver, University of Konstanz
I-282-303.9-2013
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
I-288-401.1-2013
The Mechanism of Grain Boundary Motion
Hoffmann Michael,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Kaplan Wayne,Technion
I-293-303.1-2013
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 
I-294-401.1-2013
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
I-295-111.4-2013
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
I-303-301.1-2013
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
I-312-304.1-2013
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)
I-313-406.6-2013
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
I-333-303.7-2013
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)
G-340-111.1-2013
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
I-1023-103.3-2013
Mandatory Representation and Access to Court in German Civil Proceedings
Dr. Assy Rabeea, University of Haifa
I-1024-401.3-2013
Radio Frequency Acoustic Wetting on Porous Microfluidic Platforms
Prof. Manor Ofer, Technion
I-1029-203.1-2013
The Endogenous Circadian Period Length as a Novel Risk Factor for Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. Gutman Roee, Tel Hai Academic College
I-1031-112.4-2013
Daring Portraits: The Nineteenth-Century "New Woman" as Femme Fatale in a Pan-Western Perspective
Dr. Milano Ronit, Ben Gurion University 
I-1035-307.5-2013
Kinematic criterion for the inception of breakers in wave fields under weak and moderate wind forcing
Dr. Liberzon Dan, Technion
I-1036-302.2-2013
Total Chemical Synthesis of Human Selenoprotein M (SelM) to Unravel its Biological Roles
Dr. Metanis Norman, Hebrew University
I-1039-101.1-2013
Dating the Book of Proverbs on Linguistic Grounds
Dr. Samet Nili, Bar Ilan University
I-1041-203.13-2013
Functional and Structural Studies of STAT3 Acetylation Using Methods for Genetic Code Expansion
Dr. Arbely Eyal, Ben Gurion University 
G-1051-407.4-2013
Novel gene order analysis methods based on pattern identification in gene interaction networks
Dr. Bernt Matthias, University of Leipzig
I-1058-203.7-2013
The evolution of microRNA function: studying the function of Argonaute proteins and their GW182 partner in Cnidaria
Dr. Moran Yehu, Hebrew University 
I-1060-201.3-2013
Role of Proximal Tubular Cannabinoid Receptor Type-1 in Obesity-induced Renal Dysfunction
Dr. Tam Yossef, Hebrew University
I-1068-303.1-2013
Controlled dissipative quantum dynamics using NV centers in diamond
Dr. Bar-Gill Nir, Hebrew University
I-1069-201.2-2013
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
I-1074-105.6-2013
Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 (FGF2) in Alcohol Addiction and Relapse
Dr. Barak Segev, Tel Aviv University
I-1075-103.1-2013
The Puzzle of Intra-Familial Commodification
Dr. Rivlin Ram, Hebrew University
I-1078-203.5-2013
IL6 trans-signaling, a treatment for acute myocardial infarction
Dr. Segal-Ruder Yael, Hadassah Medical Center
I-1079-201.13-2013
Revealing the early neurophysiology of autism
Dr. Dinstein Ilan, Ben Gurion University
I-1081-203.2-2013
Mechanistic analysis of the targeting of genes by RNA-directed RNA polymerase
Dr. Lamm Ayelet, Technion
I-1082-110.8-2013
Alternative-sensitive computations in natural language: focus-sensitive particles and embedded exhaustification
Dr. Crnic Luka, Hebrew University 
I-1087-304.1-2013
Higher Souslin Trees
Dr. Rinot Assaf, Bar Ilan University
I-1089-406.5-2013
Investigation of Exciton–Polariton Condensate Dynamics for Ultrafast Devices and Circuits
Prof. Hayat Alex, Technion
I-1093-401.1-2013
Hole conductor free solar cells, based on organic-Inorganic Perovskite
Dr. Etgar Lioz, Hebrew University
I-1106-110.8-2013
Dimensions and gradability in grammar and cognition
Dr. Weidman Sassoon Galit, Bar Ilan University
I-1107-304.1-2013
Quasi-valuations
Dr. Sarussi Shai, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE)
I-1109-105.1-2013
Moral disengagement in intergroup conflict as motivated reasoning
Dr. Sharvit Keren, University of Haifa
I-1115-203.2-2013
The role of autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) in controlling gene regulatory elements associated with epilepsy
Dr. Birnbaum Ramon, Ben Gurion University
G-1116-105.2-2013
The Development of Social Emotions and Prosocial Behaviour during Childhood from a Neuroscientific Perspective
Dr. Steinbeis Nikolaus, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
I-1117-203.10-2013
The hierarchical representation of action in the motor cortex during planning and execution
Dr. Shmuelof Lior, Ben Gurion University 
I-1123-407.6-2013
Learning High Dimensional Complex Models
Dr. Hazan Tamir, University of Haifa
I-1124-203.8-2013
HSC reporter mouse to reveal physiological and pathological dynamics of adult stem cells
Dr. Gazit Roi, Ben Gurion University 
I-1128-118.7-2013
Vertical Foreclosure using Exclusivity Clauses: Evidence from Shopping Malls
Dr. Ater Itai, Tel Aviv University
I-1131-119.3-2013
"I am the state!": Projection of Leaders' Image on Their Countries in the International Media Arena.
Dr. Balmas Cohen Meital, Hebrew University 
G-1135-201.5-2013
Regulation of Death Receptor 3 Signaling: the Role of Receptor Internalization
Dr. Ehrenschwender Martin, University Hospital Regensburg
I-1136-103.8-2013
Sexual Harassment of Workers by Customers: Rethinking Service Sector Employer and Customer Responsibilities in Germany
Dr. Albin Einat, Hebrew University
I-1138-203.13-2013
Elucidation of the role of poly-ADP-Ribosylation mediated ubiquitination in osteoblast differentiation
Dr. Levaot Noam, Ben Gurion University 
I-1141-303.7-2013
Excited state dynamics of cold isolated biochromophore ions
Dr. Toker Yoni, Bar Ilan University
I-1146-119.4-2013
It Takes Two to Tango: Producer-Consumer Joint Production and the Political Economy of Services Trade
Dr. Herman Lior, Hebrew University 
I-1148-405.4-2013
Study of Mixing-Enhancement Mechanisms in Early-Time CO2 Dissolution Trapping During CO2 Geological Storage
Dr. Rosenzweig Ravid, Geological Survey of Israel
I-1156-203.7-2013
Incorporating biotic constraints into species distribution models: predicting fish invasion in the Mediterranean
Dr. Belmaker Jonathan, Tel Aviv University
I-1158-105.4-2013
Resolving the discrepancies between risk taking for oneself and on behalf of others: A quantitative approach
Dr. Ert Eyal, Hebrew University 
I-1159-403.1-2013
Robust Control Design for Perimeter Traffic Flow Controllers at a Multi-Region Network
Dr. Haddad Jack, Technion
G-1162-105.2-2013
Infants’ Developing Understanding of Pedagogical Intentions: Exploring the Cognitive Mechanisms Subserving Imitation
Prof. Dr. Paulus Markus, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
I-1163-407.1-2013
Re-Write Codes for Multi-Level Memories
Dr. Cassuto Yuval, Technion
I-1165-407.1-2013
Efficient Vector Field Design and Analysis with Barycentric Coordinates
Prof. Ben Chen Mirela, Technion
I-1166-118.2-2013
The Economics of Organizational Structure, Police Activity, Crime and Plea Bargaining
Dr. Rigbi Oren, Ben Gurion University 

 

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