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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New bacterial species discovered in the intestine

Researchers hope that the newly described species will provide a better understanding of the evolution of the genus Bacteroides

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Leading expert in evolutionary medicine speaks in Kiel about sustainable antibiotic therapies

Professor Andrew Read is the keynote speaker at the annual conference "Evolution by the Sea"

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Evolutionary Rescue: Meeting the Challenges of the Anthropocene

Experts from evolutionary research discuss adaptations to rapid environmental changes at Kiel University


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Professor Rob Knight awarded with Kiel Möbius Prize

Collaborative Research Centre 1182  honours renowned microbiologist from San Diego



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

07. November 2022, 12:00 – 16:00 h, ZMB

Sept 28 to Sept 30, 2022, Maritim Hotel Kiel

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