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Kiel Life Science – Evolving Health in a Sustainable Environment


The newly founded interdisciplinary centre for applied life sciences – Kiel Life Science (KLS) – links up research from the fields of agricultural and nutritional sciences, the natural sciences and medicine at Kiel University. It forms one of four research foci at Kiel University, and is aimed at achieving a better understanding of the cellular and molecular processes with which organisms respond to environmental influences. This covers a very broad spectrum: how agricultural crop plants adapt to specific growth conditions, or how, in the interaction of genes, individual lifestyle and environmental factors, illnesses can arise. Within this framework, health is always viewed holistically in the evolutionary context.

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