Press releases archive 2018

December 2018

Kiel research team examines ultrafast conversion of light energy in a solid

Faculty of Medicine and UKSH Kiel receive 1.4 million Euros research funding from the EU

Kiel research team discovers strongly-adhesive nanofibres in the mucous sheath of plant seeds

Physicists from Kiel develop new simulation method for the investigation of warm dense matter

Quality of research and teaching to be improved

Written, bound, delivered: Kiel University’s (CAU) application for the title of University of Excellence is a good 175 pages long.

Press release of the Excellence Cluster "Inflammation at Interfaces"

Hamed Rajabi won second place with his picture of a dragonfly wing.

November 2018

70 posts for clinician scientists will be created within the next seven years.

Research team under Kiel leadership controls the function of iron enzymes with light for the first time

A research team from USA, Denmark and Kiel studies the chemical adhesion mechanisms of frog tongues.

The Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University on the Ostufer Campus in Gaarden will undergo a complete renewal in the next five years.

CAU takes a stance for gender equality

Young startups need space and support. The new CAU incubator offers both.

DFG funds joint project with participation of Kiel University

Unveiling key geological features of the Earth’s lithosphere.

DFG funds programme for "Clinical Researchers in Evolutionary Medicine" at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University (CAU) with close to two million Euros


Institute for Material Science organises workshop on 20 years of research cooperation with the Technical University of Moldova.

October 2018

200 young researchers informed themselves about funding opportunities for their research projects.

Kiel-based study shows: danger posed by storm surges could increase by up to 50 percent

Volcano flank moves under water – Tsunami is a possible consequence

CAU application in the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung” programme is “excellent”.

Kiel University delegation visits Japanese partner institution .

A study by the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces"


September 2018

Kiel research shows: in five years large-scale cultivation would be possible.

Kiel University is one of the 19 top universities in Germany.

Kiel University is a national pioneer in implementing the programmes.

The historian becomes the second senior professor at Kiel University.

Novel bio-inspired surfaces make insects slip.

CAU knowledge locations once again offer fascinating insights into the world of research during the Researchers' Night.

One million Euros for research project at Kiel University on commercial hunting in the Arctic

Study by Kiel Evolution Center proves effectiveness of sequential antibiotic treatment against the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa

inspiration for teaching and knowledge transfer at the CAU

Collaborative Research Centre 754 presents results on oxygen minimum zones

August 2018

Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likely

Kiel research team develops new coating to prevent biofouling on ship hulls

Researchers from Kiel and USA published reference data to improve cancer diagnostics.

An international study with the participation of the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" has for the first time demonstrated a factor which is only active for a brief period after birth, yet has life-long consequences.

Kiel research team increases adhesiveness of silicone using the example of beetles

Kiel research team describes genetic and evolutionary mechanisms of nitrate reduction from foraminifera for the first time

Juli 2018

International research team under Kiel leadership discovers prehistoric pigment production sites

On July 19 and 20 more than 30 representatives of the German March for Science groups from 12 cities came to Kiel on an invitation of physics professor Michael Bonitz to exchange views, learn about successful formats and ideas and to plan future activities.

71st International Summer Course at Kiel University

Günther Deuschl is Kiel University’s first senior professor

The physiologist was elected on Wednesday, 11 July, at the constituent meeting of both panels

Results of an international study could improve treatment

Kiel researchers discover unknown gene cluster of two marine species of fungi as a possible basis for new active substances

Geosciences research team discovers systematic errors in the interpretation of thermochronological data

Dr Gesche Braker becomes Managing Director

Juni 2018

BMBF funds Kiel-Munich research project with around €675,000

Better control over the physical effect could improve data storage in future

German crash course for guests from Salt Lake City (USA) until 26 July

Special-purpose buildings in the world’s earliest Neolithic villages helped bring together communities

The shell for the five-storied teaching, research and library building Juridicum is finished

Kiel research team describes the fundamental mechanisms which control the evolutionary ancient symbiotic relationship between algae and cnidarians for the first time

International award goes to Kiel chemistry professor for the development of the first molecule in the form of a Möbius strip

Kiel researchers publish comprehensive evolutionary biology study on attachment structures of stick and leaf insects

GEOMAR oceanographers reveal gaps in previous model calculations

Mai 2018

It is the “drosophila” of modern physics: The uniform electron gas can be used to investigate important characteristics of electrons

Kiel University research team proposes extracting genetic material for research and diagnostic purposes from urine in future

The largest study to date on ancient leprosy DNA reveals previously unknown diversity of strains in Medieval Europe

Study proves the viability of recovering viral DNA from ancient samples, and shows the hepatitis B virus has been circulating in Europe for at least 7.000 years

Kiel botanist proposes new theory for the simultaneous evolution of opposing metabolic processes

How microorganisms support multicellular organisms with the colonisation of hostile environments

Priority research area KiNSIS gives award to internationally-outstanding physical chemist

Physics team at Kiel University investigates influence of ions on atomic motions

Kiel research team systematically investigates for the first time how existing antibiotics can be combined most effectively

April 2018

Kiel University delighted with their presentation at the Hannover Messe 2018

A new and ultra-modern medical research and teaching campus for Kiel University is being constructed along Feldstraße for the Faculty of Medicine. The German Council of Science and Humanities has approved funding for a third new research building, with estimated construction costs of 38.2 EUR million.

The first case-control study on medieval genetic material provides new insights into historical epidemics and their possible effects on current inflammatory diseases

Intensive discussions on the future of the university, artificial intelligence and knowledge transfer at the state university’s reception in Hanover

Kiel University and equipment manufacturers RENA Technologies present new approach at the Hannover Messe

Kiel prototype for new connection technology will be presented at the Hannover Messe

New findings of Kiel Researchers published in Nature Communications

Kiel research team presents prototypes at the Hannover Messe

Minister-President Daniel Günther opens Kiel University’s trade show booth - business and science in focus

Science contributes significantly to economic and social development in the state. Kiel University (CAU) and its partners will be demonstrating this from April 23 to 27 at the Hannover Messe 2018. On Schleswig-Holstein Day (Monday, 23 April) the programme contains a keynote speech by one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of robotics and machine intelligence. At 2.30pm, Professor Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical…

Waste heat from industry can often not be utilised because of its low temperature. With this material, it can be used in environmentally friendly cooling systems for example in the field of building technology. The research team from Kiel will present its material and its applications at the Hannover Messe 2018.

European Research Council grant exploring the spread of mobile pastoralism across the steppe

The programme is online - tickets to the trade show are now available

Kick-off event on Friday, April 13

March 2018

A Kiel research team has developed a new method for tracing protein sources of farmed and wild salmon

International research examined dietary diversity across the trading network in Central Asia

Young start-up team from Kiel University develops new reference materials for direct microanalysis of solids

The universities in Kiel and Lübeck and the University Medical Center jointly establish new facility for precision medicine

February 2018

Book Award for work about mountain peoples

Why the interplay of body and microorganisms demands a redefinition of the individual

Why some adults develop a sexual interest in children is scientifically not yet fully understood. A research team from the Institute of Sexual Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Kiel University and the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) Campus Kiel, together with scientists from other north German universities, has now found new clues as to possible causes of pedophilia in men.

Kiel researchers patent novel encapsulation of vitamin B3

Researchers at Kiel University develop extremely sensitive sensor system for magnetic fields

Kiel University and its partners promote Schleswig-Holstein as a research and industrial location at the world's leading trade show – Minister-President opens CAU booth – European XFEL offers companies cooperation options

Kiel research team describes the auxin synthesis mechanisms in the fungus Neurospora crassa for the first time

In comparison to healthy individuals, the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis has a clearly modified and less diverse pattern of bacterial colonization. This not only applies to areas with acute or chronic eczema, but also to parts of the skin without inflammation, as discovered by a team from the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces” during a study.

January 2018

Above the age of 50, the most likely causes of death are cancer and degenerative diseases such as heart failure, dementia or diabetes. Since life expectancy has been considerably growing over the last 150 years, the frequency of age-specific diseases has also been on the rise.

In order to support its female scientists in the field of inflammation research, the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" today (24 January) awarded three lucrative Dorothea Erxleben female investigator award.