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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Individual genetics helps determine composition of the gut microbiome

Evidence that points to genetics influencing the composition of an organism's microbial colonization



"Evolution by the Sea": Registration open

Sept 28-30, 2022 @ Maritim Hotel Bellevue Kiel


New Issue KLS connected

Kiel Life Science-Newsletters Issue 01-2022 now out


Kiel Oncology Network Young Investigator Award

Deadline: 31.08.2022


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

Kiel University, Germany, 11-14 September 2022

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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