Press releases 2020

December 2020

Central adaptation mechanisms of seed plants to marine life

November 2020

The new Center for Ocean and Society at Kiel University has its focus on transdiciplinary marine research

German Research Foundation DFG approves a total of around 25 million euros for two research collaborations at the interfaces of technology, biology and medicine.

A research team with the contribution of the Cluster of Excellence PMI has identified cell types in the blood that indicate severe disease progression in COVID-19.

Research team at Kiel University uses Aurelia aurita as an example to demonstrate the relationship between microbial colonization and reproduction in marine cnidarians

Popular concert series takes off into the winter semester

Material Minds: European Union innovativ research on perception

Materials scientists synthesize nanoscale gradient copolymers with contradictory properties for the first time


October 2020

This year, the European umbrella association for gastroenterology awarded its prestigious research prize to Professor Stefan Schreiberr.

Vice Presidents elected

An international research team with CAU participation observes hot dust rings around stars in a new wavelength range.

Geophysicists from Kiel University involved in international study on Lake Ohrid

Professor Dr med. Simone Fulda is the new President of Kiel University (CAU). Today, 1 October, she officially commenced her duties.

September 2020

In the current issue of the prestigious journal "Science Advances", Chinese and German scientists report for the first time on time-resolved measurements of the radiation on the moon.

How do epedemics come to a stop? Scientists of Kiel University consider genetic mutation of the pathogens as a possible cause.

New insights into the regulation of the innate immune response

Night of the Profs and University Ball cancelled

Simone Fulda officially takes office on 1 October. The event will be streamed live on the internet.

Scientists from Kiel find a new mechanism for the stabilization of skyrmions.

New insights into the role of the eisosomes as membrane building blocks in fungi

Researchers at Kiel University are developing future urban scenarios with a resolution of 100 meters for ten Mediterranean countries

CAU research team develops new NMR methods for investigating paramagnetic complexes and supramolecular cages.

Kiel nanoscientists honor the chemist Michael Grätzel with the Diels-Planck-Lecture-Award.

Based on extensive data analysis, an international team with the participation of Kiel University publishes global reference curve in the journal Science | Joint press release

Nonlinear reactions of warm dense matter described for the first time

A nematode model system as the basis for comprehensive microbiome research


EU initiative with Kiel participation wants to track human cells over the course of life, detect changes and thus specifically intercept diseases.

Collaboration project receives ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award 2020

Learning from the past: new publication by Kiel University’s Cluster of Excellence ROOTS

A research team involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can also damage the pancreas

Renowned infectologist launches new "Infection Oncology" research group in Kiel

August 2020

New study contradicts assumptions of constant element conditions in the oceans

Researchers investigate how environmental factors and microorganisms influence individual development

DFG funds an Emmy Noether junior research group led by Kiel marine researcher Meike Stumpp

International research team led by Kiel University has now found out why and how platinum degrades.

Interdisciplinary research team at Kiel University develops a microchannel matrix for tailored drug release.

Kiel-based research team helps to redetermine the radiocarbon calibration curve

Extended opening hours and online reservation for workstations from August 17

New study: Common millet got onto the menu

How the application of antibiotics affects the mechanisms of plasmid-mediated inheritance of resistance genes

Ground-breaking energy transition project IW3 secures federal funding | Kiel University takes charge of accompanying scientific research

International research team describes the involvement of archaea in the interaction of the body with its symbiotic microorganisms

July 2020

A research team at Kiel University explores basic principles in the formation of the microbiome

Organisms quickly settle on surfaces under water. This protective coating could also be used in aquacultures.

Research team in Kiel has identified the involvement of so-called flotillin proteins in the fluidization of bacterial cell membranes

Research team at Kiel University discovers that an ancient nervous system and symbiotic microorganisms communicate with each other

Mentoring programme at Kiel University

Kiel physics team observed extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class

June 2020

Physician is keen to take up her position in Kiel as soon as possible.

Presentation of the candidates in the livestream.

Kiel research team describes differences in the bacterial colonization of the skin in house and laboratory mice

Priority research area KiNSIS establishes interdisciplinary funding programme for early career researchers

The elections of the representatives in the Faculty Conventions and in CAU's Extended Senate is running until Wednesday, June 17.

'Microbiota Vault' project to safeguard global microbial diversity


Research team from Kiel finds gene variants for severe course of Covid-19: The blood group might have an influence on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms

Since June 1, an interim University Board has been managing business at Kiel University.

May 2020

New DFG Priority Programme: The interdisciplinary program is coordinated by MARUM and Kiel University

Setting the course for the future: The six-year term of Kiel University’s President Professor Lutz Kipp ends on May 31.

CAU flies the flag for diversity

Plant researchers from Kiel analyse the influence of genetic information on the onset of plant flowering using the example of thale cress


Transdisciplinary research project investigates effects of shipping

International research team involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI explores the genetics of primary immunodeficiencies (PID) on an unprecedented scale

Kieler research Team investigates how cyanobacteria can be transformed into hydrogen factories

April 2020

How certain harmful fungi suppress the immune system of their host plants, making them susceptible to new infections

Hamed Rajabi receives Image of the Year Award 2019 for microscopic photography

Dr Camilo Barbosa receives research prize for his work on the prevention of antibiotic resistance

The federal states have agreed on a common approach for the summer semester 2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus.

After a brief shutdown: ESA’s planetary missions are getting back to gathering science data from Solar System.

Climate History: New study led by AWI and in cooperation with Kiel University provides unexpected evidence for exceptionally warm climate near the South Pole during the Cretaceous

March 2020

Those who need advice can now contact the university outpatient clinic by telephone.

International research team develops simple production process for acetone sensors

Registration for the English-language online lecture series "One Planet - One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" possible at any time.

Analysis of grave goods sheds light on the spiritual importance of cattle during the Neolithic

Kiel research team investigates reproduction mechanism in the bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum

Study with the participation of the PMI Cluster of Excellence points out that the reduced life expectancy due to sugar consumption could have other causes than previously assumed

Research team at Kiel University demonstrates a causal role of certain microorganisms in the formation of tumours

Researchers from Kiel control the size of molecular superstructures on surfaces

An international research team led by Kiel University develops an extremely porous material made of "white graphene" for new laser light applications

Administrative operations will be limited to a necessary extent. Advice centres can only be reached by telephone or e-mail.

Until April 19, all courses with obligatory attendance and all public events in CAU museums are cancelled.

Interdisciplinary research team at Kiel University develops adaptive frictional system modelled on grasshopper’s feet

Researchers from Kiel University investigate basic principles of microbiome composition

Research team from Kiel and Nijmegen studies magnetic spiral structure

The organisers have decided to cancel the Study & Information Days from 10 to 12 March.

Laying of the foundation stone for a highly technical new building for the Institute of Geosciences with Geotechnicum

February 2020

International Master's degree programme in Materials Science celebrates its 20th anniversary

Kiel's Geography and a Hamburg-based environmental data service provider supply indicators and algorithms for the “German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change”

Physicists have developed an extremely fast simulation technique to predict the time evolution of interacting electrons

An international comparative study demonstrates advantages of precision therapies for certain cancers

Study shows surprisingly high fertilisation of the ocean

Computer Science students will complete the first level of their degree programme with “Space Invaders” and “Connect 4” on 26 and 27 February.

Martina Gerken and Christine Selhuber-Unkel from the nanosciences both receive a Proof of Concept Grant of the European Research Council

January 2020

Mercator Fellow Richard D. James from the University of Minnesota investigates shape memory materials together with Eckhard Quandt


"Non-communicable diseases" could possibly be passed on from person to person via the microbiome


Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved

Gelatinous zooplankton makes an important contribution to marine carbon transport