The new “Center for Fundamental Research in Translational Evolutionary Biology” (CeTEB) will be the first building on Bremerskamp. The federal government and the state will each invest half of up to 58 million euros in the new building. Construction of a new, state-of-the-art research building at the CAU can thus begin in 2023, with space for around 140 researchers and staff, along with extensive new research infrastructures.
The state of Schleswig-Holstein is the contractor, represented by Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein AöR (GMSH). The research building will offer a new home for researchers investigating evolution at Kiel University, and their partner institutions in the region. Initially, twelve working groups are planned on four floors. They can conduct research in the direct vicinity of central partner institutions on the CAU campus and benefit from important synergy effects. The building, which was planned with sustainability in mind and has a flexible space and utilisation concept, also enables long-term further development for new research projects. Research at the future CeTEB will mainly focus on transdisciplinary projects, particularly the application of evolution-based concepts to solve societal challenges in the fields of environment, healthcare and nutrition.