kiel evolution center

Kiel Evolution Center is an interactive platform that integrates and coordinates evolutionary activities in research, teaching, and public outreach in Kiel and surroundings.

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21. July 2017

Mit der Entwicklung von Krankheitskeimen Schritt halten

Seit dem heutigen Donnerstag, 20. Juli, läuft mit dem „Symposium on Pathogen Evolution" eine hochrangige internationale Tagung zur evolutionären Entwicklung von Krankheitserregern im Zoologischen Museum der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU). Rund 50 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Deutschland und Europa tauschen sich an zwei Tagen darüber aus, mit welchen Strategien die Forschung auf die enorme Anpassungsfähigkeit verschiedener Krankheitserreger reagieren kann und welche Perspektiven sich daraus für künftige Therapieformen ergeben könnten. read more

10. July 2017

Developmental Leaps on the Way to Becoming a Plant

During the development of higher life forms over the course of millions of years, there have always been significant and comparatively sudden leaps in development. As a consequence, living organisms developed new skills and conquered additional habitats. In this process they adopted these abilities partly from their predecessor organisms: For example the plastids of the plants, the place where photosynthesis takes place, were originally autonomous unicellular living organisms ... read more

09. June 2017

Bacterial Mixture on the Skin Associated with Skin Cancer

Millions of bacteria live on the surface of our skin. This composition is very distinct and is characterized, among other things, by our genetic features. Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence “Inflammation at Interfaces” under the direction of Professor John Baines (Faculty of Medicine of Kiel University and the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology at Plön) and Professor Saleh Ibrahim (University of Lübeck) have now discovered a new possible application for an activity-based analysis of bacteria communities. Their findings could form the basis for new kinds of skin cancer treatment. The study was recently published in the journal Microbiome. read more

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