Evolving Health in a Sustainable Environment

About Kiel Life Science (KLS): The Interdisciplinary Centre for Applied Life Sciences KLS  at Kiel University 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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A lung in graphic form

Bacterial colonisation of the lung also depends on the host genome

Researchers at Kiel University and the Research Center Borstel implicate the role of known disease genes in lung microbiota composition.

a white shark

Jaw shapes of various shark species provide insight into evolutionary biology

3D comparison of the mandibles shows: Hotspot for new species is especially the deep sea.

Wheat field

Fungal infections of crops threaten global food security

In the journal Nature, Eva Stukenbrock from Kiel University and Sarah Gurr from University of Exeter warn of the devastating consequences of fungal…

Black and white image of a spine: scan of a computer tomograph, two red arrows point to two locations on the bone.

Artificial intelligence for osteoporosis diagnostics

Software for detecting vertebral fractures on CT images from Kiel


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