Press releases archive 2016

December 2016

Horizon 2020-project “Marine Mammals” obtains funding of almost two million Euros

Research groups in Kiel discover a new method for cellular stimulation

In a recent publication in cooperation with an American working group, he was involved in assigning an unexpected function to NLRC3, a previously poorly characterized NLR family member, and found: “The NLRC3 receptor controls the regeneration and proliferation of cells like a kind of brake pedal.

German-Danish project researches flexible organic energy technologies

CAU presents cutting-edge research, ideas and technology from Schleswig-Holstein

Kiel biochemists from the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" describe a new mechanism for the activation of T cells, in a collaborative project with the universities of Mainz and Munich.

November 2016

Sunday, 27 November. Evacuation from 10 a.m.

Pilot study by the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" questions previous assumptions about the mechanism of action of fecal transplants against Clostridium difficile

The global research consortium IHEC (International Human Epigenome Consortium) is now publishing a collection of 41 works in renowned research journals. Scientists from Kiel also form part of the consortium, which researches fundamental processes that turn genes on and off in cells and therefore regulate how the cells specialise, how they control functions or how diseases come about.

Measuring instruments from Kiel start their voyage

Magnets are not everywhere equally magnetized, but automatically split up into smaller areas, so-called magnetic domains. The walls between the domains are of particular importance: they determine the magnetic properties of the material.

October 2016

CAU microbiology delivers ground-breaking insights into evolution by studying transcription termination in archaea

Kiel team from the Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" has identified a previously unknown source for the cytokine Interleukin 9.

The first cutting-edge simulation of the warm dense electron gas

Expedition with R/V Maria S. Merian from Iceland to the Azores – researchers from Kiel and Mainz get to the bottom of climate history

The European Union is funding the project “Baltic Gender” with 2.2 Million Euros

September 2016

How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A research team at Kiel University has discovered how they can change the surface properties without affecting the mechanical stability of the metals or changing the metal characteristics themselves.

August 2016

Kiel’s 1st Comic Conference 2016

The second “TEDxKielUniversitySalon” will be taking place on 15 September as from 6 pm in the Studio-Bar in the Studio-Filmtheater on Dreiecksplatz in Kiel. Those interested are invited to address the topic of education in discussions and develop creative ideas for education in the future, under the motto “Don’t Imitate, Educate!”.

First international conference on Geotechnics and Energy at Kiel University

ERC Consolidator Grant goes to classical archaeologist at Kiel University

Kiel scientists investigate mechanisms of immune cells

The sea floor is a habitat especially rich in species that produce calcium carbonate shells or skeletons – so-called marine calcifiers. Sea urchins, sea stars, coralline algae, crustaceans, and numerous mollusks, such as mussels, find their home here. Marine calcifiers play an important role in global biogeochemical cycles and serve important ecosystem functions.

July 2016

How proteins prevent communication between bacteria

Neither lung cancer nor emphysema, a chronic lung disease, were previously considered to be inflammatory diseases. Surprisingly, however, inflammatory processes play a role in both diseases.

The penis of the thistle tortoise beetle is as long as the beetle itself. Something that initially sounds exciting, can be complicated during mating. This is because the females also have a hyper-elongated sexual organ, which is additionally twisted in the shape of a spiral. How beetle reproduction can nevertheless be successful has now been investigated.

June 2016

Research team from Kiel reproduces major functional principles of the brain using technology

CRC 1182 conference brings the world's leading experts on host bacteria relationships to Kiel University.

Magnetic vortices for the IT of the future

Thomas Bosch and David Miller redefine the boundaries of biology

May 2016

Team from Kiel's Cluster of Excellence "Inflammation at Interfaces" discovers fundamental new mechanism

Great success for cutting-edge research: Kiel University receives new collaborative research centre

DFG grants 12 million Euros for research on human-environmental interactions in prehistoric and archaic societies

Kiel zoology professor becomes a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Research team from Kiel demonstrates the importance of a natural bacterial community in one of the classical model organisms

Kiel-based researchers develop a method for cross-species comparison of biological surfaces

April 2016

Together with two international colleagues, Kiel-based biologist receives 900,000 euros for research

A weak heart is unable to pump an adequate amount of blood around the body. In Germany, this condition is now the commonest reason for patients to be admitted to hospital. A research group from the Clinic for Internal Medicine III in the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel’s Christian Albrecht University (CAU) and Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital (Kiel Campus) has discovered a previously unknown…

Scientists from Kiel and Illinois improve immunological response of cells

It is now possible to apply for one of the sought-after spectator tickets for the second TEDxKielUniversity conference to be held in English on 3 December in Kiel. The event is being organised by students and postgraduates at Kiel University in line with the internationally renowned TEDx format.

The tension was immense, but it was released this week, when the announcement came that one of Kiel University's instruments would be on board the next Chinese mission to the moon, Chang'E 4.

Internationally renowned marine scientists provide a knowledge base in a new online course

Kiel research team facilitates functional genomics with new procedure

March 2016

Students and doctoral candidates at Kiel University have once again managed to obtain the sought-after licence for a conference in the form of the internationally-renowned TEDx. On 3 December the now second edition of the English-language conference will take place in Kiel under the motto "Dreams vs. Realities".

Contemporary communication of science promoted with 3 million Euro subsidy

The Leibniz Association has announced the establishment of three ScienceCampi in the university city of Kiel. The three include the new evolutionary medicine centre “Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung” (EvoLUNG). As the first institute of its kind in Germany, EvoLUNG will receive subsidies of around 4 million Euros over the next four years (2016 to 2020).

2.2 million Euros for new Leibniz ScienceCampus

February 2016

A whole lab in your hand: researchers at Kiel University have developed a chip that can recognise various proteins in a drop of blood. This could make medical diagnoses much quicker and cheaper in the future.

January 2016

Scientists in Kiel discover new mechanism for cell communication

We are aware of over 6,600 species of frog worldwide. Most of them are amazing jumpers. Around a quarter of all frog species live in trees and bushes. Until now, it was largely unknown as to how these tree-dwelling frogs managed to jump to and land safely on thin branches and twigs. A student, together with scientists from Kiel University, has now been able to document for the first time, how…

After a research stay, especially at foreign universities, an active, lively alumni network often remains, connecting the scientists and host institution on a long-term basis. In order to support German universities in building up such networks, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) issued a call for projects to promote activities within the “Alumni Program to Support and Bind Foreign…

A Kiel research term is involved in the detection of pathogens from the glacier mummy