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


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

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New insights into the regulation of the innate immune response

Grafik Night und Uniball

Night of the Profs and University Ball cancelled

Simone Fulda

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

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

Two scientists in an office

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

Island in the Venetian lagoon

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

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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.

Night vision of the scientific drillship

Based on extensive data analysis, an international team with the participation of Kiel University publishes global reference curve in the journal…

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Nonlinear reactions of warm dense matter described for the first time

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A nematode model system as the basis for comprehensive microbiome research


Magnificated picture of miniature chips

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

ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award

Collaboration project receives ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award 2020

Animals and a person in the nature.

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

diabetic equipment

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

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

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New toolbox for the nanooptics allows the theoretical description to the highest accurate level possible.

Under water

New study contradicts assumptions of constant element conditions in the oceans

Hydras under the mikroscope

Researchers investigate how environmental factors and microorganisms influence individual development

Meike Stumpp

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

Image of moving atoms

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

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

Figure with two graphs.

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

Universitätsbibliothek in der »Blauen Stunde«

Extended opening hours and online reservation for workstations from August 17

Common millet

New study: Common millet got onto the menu

A woman in a laboratory

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

Aquifer storage in Wilhelmsburg (graphic)

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

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

A man at a lakeshore

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

Six people at the sea

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

A microskopic image of bakterial cells

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

Microscopic image of Hydra

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

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

Simone Fulda

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

Siegel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Presentation of the candidates in the livestream.

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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

Siegel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

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

Blaser und Dominguez-Bello in a laboratory

'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…


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

Coral reefs

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

Lutz Kipp at his desk

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

Illustration einer Flagge mit Aufschrift "WIR ZEIGEN #FLAGGEFÜRVIELFALT!"

CAU flies the flag for diversity

Two differently sized plants

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

Researchers in white coats stand at sequencers in a laboratory

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

A group of scientists in a lab

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

Fluorescent microscopy picture showing fungal hyphae

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

Microscopic image

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

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

University tower

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

Visualisierung der beiden Sonden

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

Reconstruction of West Antarctica about 90 million years ago.

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

Door sign at the consulting room of the university ambulance.

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

Scientist holds a glass slide

International research team develops simple production process for acetone sensors

Plakat: One Planet One Ocean. From Science to Solutions

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

Ceramic grave goods

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

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Kiel research team investigates reproduction mechanism in the bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum

A pile of sugar

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

Different phenotypes of the freshwater polyp

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

Scientific graphic

Researchers from Kiel control the size of molecular superstructures on surfaces

Laser beam hits white material

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

Visualisierung Coronavirus

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

Visualisierung Coronavirus

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

A scientist in front of a compost heap presenting nematode samples

Researchers from Kiel University investigate basic principles of microbiome composition

Research team from Kiel and Nijmegen studies magnetic spiral structure

Vollbesetzter großer Hörsaal

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

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

 Photoelectron spectroscopy equipment

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…

Three man

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

A scientist in a laboratory

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

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Study shows surprisingly high fertilisation of the ocean

Illuminated university tower building

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

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


A man giving a lecture

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


Aerial photo of the excavation area of an Early Neolithic settlement near Vráble in Slovakia

Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved

jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Gelatinous zooplankton makes an important contribution to marine carbon transport


International research team lead by Kiel University developed more stable spin states


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Research team from Kiel University’s microbiology discovers hitherto unknown regulation of sugar degradation in primordial bacteria


Volkswagen Foundation provides €1.5 million to support an international research project at the interface between cellular biology, evolution and…


Kiel physicists determine the barely-measurable property entropy for the first time in complex plasmas


Professor Nian X. Sun from the Northeastern University in Boston won the Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. This…

Globale Karte der Sauerstoffverteilung in 300-500 Metern Tiefe.

Oxygen content in seawater continues to decline

The deep structure of the continent Antarctica.

European Space Agency publishes a 3D model of the Antarctic

Physicists from Kiel and Copenhagen elucidate the behaviour of electrons in graphene nanoribbons

Books are openly stacked on top of each other

The pain researcher Ralf Baron and the power electronics specialist Marco Liserre are once again among the most cited researchers in the world in…

A group of people outside of a building

German Research Foundation funds Collaborative Research Centre 1182 at Kiel University with 11 million euros

Historical oyster shells

American slipper limpet is innocent. Zoological Museum Kiel reconstructs chronological sequence of decline

Aerial view

Marine researchers at Kiel University decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan

A man observes bacterial cultures in a container

Kiel research team investigates how the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa becomes resistant to antibiotics

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