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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Kiel researchers describe previously unknown risk factors for leukaemia in adulthood

New research identifies genetic causes for treatment resistance in BCP-ALL



14 PhD positions within the Research Training Group “Translational Evolutionary Re- search”

Please apply by April 21, 2022

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Humboldt Award winner Brendan Bohannan embarks on research visit to Kiel

Renowned microbial ecologist from Oregon will spend six months in the Collaborative Research Centre 1182.


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Supporting young scientists: ZMB Young Scientist Grants 2021

Presentation of the ZMB Grant Winners 2021


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

Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 04, 2022

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

Thursday, June 2, 2 p.m.

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