About Kiel Life Science (KLS)

The interdisciplinary Centre for applied life sciences – Kiel Life Science (KLS) – links up research from the fields of agricultural and nutritional sciences, the natural sciences and medicine at Kiel University. It forms one of four priority research areas at Kiel University, and is aimed at achieving a better understanding of the cellular and molecular processes with which organisms respond to environmental influences.

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This covers a very broad spectrum: how agricultural crop plants adapt to specific growth conditions, or how, in the interaction of genes, individual lifestyle and environmental factors, disease can arise. Within this framework, health is always viewed holistically in the evolutionary context.




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Kiel Life Science-Newsletter


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Cretaceous metabolic pathways influence present-day global nutrient cycles

Foraminifera in oxygen minimum zones may cooperate with bacterial symbionts in nitrate respiration


Call: KLS Award for Early Career Postdocs

Deadline: 20. August 2022

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Lessons from extant algae about plant transition to terrestrial life in the Paleozoic

Research team investigated how plant cell wall components support adaptation to land-based life


Award Ceremony

Faculty Award of the Medical Faculty to Dr David Radke

Junior researcher of the Kiel Oncology Network was awarded for his dissertation


Symposium on Microbiome Metabolomics in Kiel, 14.-15. November

Meeting on plant phytopathology, 5. September 2022

Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 04, 2022

Date: 3-16 Jul 2022, Venue: FCG-IGC, Oeiras, Portugal

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