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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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12. April 2023

Genetic heritage from the Stone Age influences our chance to have a long life

Researchers at Kiel University have studied the evolutionary history of the longevity gene APOE. To do this, they analysed data obtained from human skeletons that are up to 12,000 years old. read more

30. March 2023

Early identification and combating new antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis

The antibiotic Bedaquiline (BDQ) was approved in 2014 specifically for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) and has since been an important component of successful MDR TB therapy. However, some TB strains have already developed resistance to it. The mutations in the genome of the bacteria that mediate BDQ resistance have not yet been sufficiently understood. This is the focus of a study recently published in the Lancet Microbe: Using evolutionary biology methods, researchers from Europe, the USA and India have succeeded in classifying new and previously unknown resistance mutations in an international collaborative project led by the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center. In the future, this knowledge can be used in molecular diagnostics to ensure patients receive tailored antibiotic therapy. read more

28. March 2023

Simplified screening of individual bacterial species in biosamples

A method developed in the TransEvo research training group saves time and costs when analyzing complex microbiological samples. read more

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