Kiel Life Science


KLS Retreat 2021

Online Event “KPC at KLS”

Jun 14, 2021 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM


Dear KLS members and friends,

we would like to cordially invite you to the Online Event “KPC at KLS” on Monday, June 14, 3.00-4.30 pm via Zoom.

We are excited about having the Kiel Plant Center (KPC) to present and discuss about their research with the wider Kiel Life Science (KLS) community. We hope you can join us for some interesting plant related talks and discussions for this special "KPC at KLS mini symposium"!

Please find attached the agenda and information about the speakers.

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Meeting-ID: 853 9438 8791
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Please feel free to pass this invitation onto other colleagues who may be interested in joining. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,
Nadine Höft

Dr. Nadine Höft , +49 (0)431 880 5535

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Young Investigators in Kiel Life Science (KLS)

Jan 26, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:45 PM

Zoom webinar

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Poster Young Investigarors in KLS 2020 (pdf)

Young Investigators in Kiel Life Science (KLS)

14:00 - 14:15   Opening Address
Thomas Bosch, Spokesperson KLS
14:15 - 15:00 Keynote Lecture
Silvia Moriano Gutierrez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
The RNA signature of local and systemic interactions between partners
  KLS-Postdoc Award Winners 2020
15:00 - 15:10 Elisa Rosati, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, CAU
The analysis of the T-cell receptor repertoire in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
15:10 - 15:20 Sascha Rahn, Institute of Biochemistry, CAU
The role of the metalloproteinases meprin α and meprin ß in skin homeostasis and pathology
15:20 - 15:30 Joāo Botelho, Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics, CAU
Crossroads of mobile genetic elements and antibiotic resistance
15:30 - 15:40 Malte Rühlemann, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, CAU
Host-microbiota interactions: Insights from human genetics and primate evolution
15:40 - 15:45 Closing Remarks
Thomas Bosch, Spokesperson KLS

Dr. Nadine Höft , +49 431 880 5535

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KLS in Pandemic Times: Keynote Lecture and General Assembly

Nov 19, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM

Zoom webinar

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KLS in Pandemic Times: Keynote Lecture and General Assembly (Download poster)

Thursday, November 19, 2020


Opening address  Thomas Bosch, Spokesperson KLS


Opening address  Simone Fulda, President CAU


Keynote Lecture   Katharina Riedel, University of Greifswald

“Metaproteomic Approaches in Infection Biology and Microbial Ecology“




General Assembly (in German language, KLS members only, separate login data)

Sonja Petermann, +49431 880 4850

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Kiel Möbius Prize goes to renowned American microbiome researcher

Nov 14, 2019



CAU Collaborative Research Centre 1182 honours physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser for his commitment to maintaining microbial diversity


Yesterday, Tuesday, November 12, the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" at Kiel University awarded its most important science prize, the Karl August Möbius-Fellowship, for the third time. This year's winner is the American physician and microbiologist Professor Martin J. Blaser from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Blaser, who was voted one of the 100 most influential people of 2015 by the US news magazine "Time", will receive the 10,000 Euro award for his lifetime achievement and the associated special merits for a better understanding of how microbial colonization of the body is related to human health. A core thesis of his work is that the loss of microbial diversity is one of the main causes of many modern diseases of civilization. Blaser is currently working with international partners, including the Kiel University, to establish a novel global storage facility to preserve microbial diversity. The aim of this initiative is to preserve as broad a spectrum of bacterial species and other microorganisms as possible and thus potentially the key to the cure of serious diseases.

Missing microbes' and the preservation of microbial diversity
Martin Blaser, who heads the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) at Rutgers University, is considered one of the world's most influential scientists in the field of human microbial research. A central result of his research into the relationships between the human body and the microorganisms living on and in it is the description of the decline in microbial biodiversity: In recent decades, the composition of the human microbiome has become increasingly species-poor and less diverse. In these microorganisms, which have been lost, for example, due to the intensive worldwide use of antibiotics or the hygiene standards of Western lifestyles, Blaser sees one of the main causes for the sharp increase in so-called environmental diseases.

"These missing microbes could provide the key to treating and curing civilization-related diseases such as diabetes, Crohn's disease, and chronic inflammatory diseases in the future," explains Professor Thomas Bosch, speaker of the SFB 1182. An important goal for biological and medical research is therefore to safeguard microbial diversity as a whole and preserve it for the future. "Blaser's pioneering work on the importance of lost microbes is of central importance for the research field of the SFB 1182. It makes him a deserving recipient of our Möbius Prize in an exemplary manner," Bosch continued.

The 'Microbiota Vault' project
In order to cope with the problematic decline of microbial diversity and come closer to its permanent conservation in the future, Blaser has launched a global initiative together with Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, also from Rutgers University, and international partner institutions: With the so-called 'Microbiota Vault' they want to create a technical facility that will enable the permanent storage and conservation of as many microorganisms as possible that could potentially be important for human health.

In principle, the project is comparable to the well-known 'Global Seed Vault' in Spitsbergen, Norway, which aims to conserve global crop diversity. In a storage system located in the Arctic, deep-frozen seeds of a large number of important crop species are stored there in a disaster-proof manner.

Following a similar principle, the members of the new 'Microbiota Vault' project, headed by Dominguez-Bello, want to freeze numerous species of microorganisms in the future and preserve them just as safely for the future. A technical feasibility study is currently underway, to which Kiel University is also contributing as part of the Kiel Life Science (KLS) priority research area. In a next step, the participating scientists, with the help of their international partner institutions, want to identify and collect important microbial species and communities. In particular, regions whose microbial diversity has not yet been impoverished by the effects of industrial lifestyles will play an important role. The actual implementation of the project is planned for next year.

Renowned award winners
Martin Blaser joins the ranks of important international researchers honored by the Kiel Collaborative Research Centre, such as Professor Angela Douglas from Cornell University, Professor Eugene Rosenberg and Dr. Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg, both from the Israeli University of Tel Aviv. The members of the CRC 1182 hope that their science prize will continue to contribute to publicising the central importance of research into the interaction of host organisms and microorganisms.

About the eponym Karl August Möbius:
In the second half of the 19th century, the zoologist and ecologist discovered the concept of biocoenosis in Kiel, which is the interdependence of different organisms within a biocoenosis. Today's metaorganism researchers in Kiel and their partners around the world are continuing the Möbius research direction by further developing the concept of multi-organismic relationships and its significance for the health and disease of humans, animals and plants.

Photos are available for download at:
Caption: Prof. Martin J. Blaser of Rutgers University is the Möbius Fellow 2019 of the Kiel Collaborative Research Centre 1182.
© Christian Urban, Kiel University
Caption: Prof. Thomas Bosch (right), speaker of the CRC1182, congratulates Blaser on the most important award of the Kiel Collaborative Research Center.
© Christian Urban, Kiel University
Caption: Professor Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, who also spoke at the award ceremony, heads the Microbiota Vault initiative.
© Christian Urban, Kiel University
Caption: In his lecture, Prof. Blaser pointed out how the symbiosis of body and microbiome already in childhood influences human health later in life.
© Christian Urban, Kiel University

Prof. Thomas Bosch
Speaker CRC 1182 „Origin and Function of Metaorganisms“, Kiel University
Tel.: +49 (0)431-880-4170

More information:
Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms", Kiel University:

Professor Martin Blaser
Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome,
Department of Medicine and Microbiology,
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine,
Rutgers University

The ‘Microbiota Vault’-Initiative:

Bruker Lunch Seminar

Metabolomics and proteomic applications with latest NMR- and (ultra) high resolution LC-IMS-MS and MRMS technologies

Apr 17, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Humanernährung und Lebensmittelkunde, - Lebensmitteltechnologie – Seminarraum 14 (EG), Heinrich-Hecht-Platz 10, 24118 Kiel

Program (pdf)

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Tobias Demetrowitsch, +49(0)431-880-2370

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CRC 1182: 2018 Karl August Möbius Fellowship award ceremony

Talk Guillaume Mabilleau - Control of bone quality by incretin hormones

Dr. Guillaume Mabilleau, Study group on bone remodelling and biomaterials (GEROM) - University of Angers

Oct 16, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 07:00 PM

In der Anatomischen Sammlung, 1. OG, über Institut-Haupteingang

Dr. François Cossais

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ZMB Young Scientist Grant Ceremony 2018

Jun 17, 2019 to Jun 18, 2019

The symposium aims to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and expertise between researchers working with different types of ‘omics’ data. This exchange will be complemented by a workshop on the analysis of single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data.


Flyer SCIMO (jpg)

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Workshop "Improving Openness in Animal Research in Germany"

Mar 21, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Lecture Hall, August Thienemann Str. 2, 24306 Plön

The European Animal Research Association (EARA) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology invite you to discuss improving openness in animal research, in communications with the general public, political decision makers and opinion formers in Germany. Attendance at this workshop is free.


Please register for the event here

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IRTG Summer School 2019: Degradomics - Protease Web in Health & Disease

FucoSan - from Science to Innovation Day 2019

Cancelled: KLS Retreat 2020

KLS-Lecture "Nutrition - Environment - Microbiome"

Sep 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Part of the Meeting RTG 1743 Genes, Environment and Inflammation
17 September, 2020

Online talks (Zoom)
Nutrition – Environment – Microbiome in cooperation with Kiel Life Science

10:00 – 11:00 “Treating chronic diseases through Precision Nutrition- more than a concept?” Prof. Dr. med. Christian Sina , Director Institute of Nutritional Medicine, University of Lübeck & founder of

11:00 – 12:00 “Environmental Medicine in daily practice“ PD Dr. med. Carsten Schrader, Dr. Schrader & Kollegen, Internistische und Hausarztpraxis

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion Prof. Schrader, Prof. Sina, Prof. Franke (Director Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology), Moderation: Britt Hermes

Zoom-credentials will be provided by Ms. Seidel after registration.

Jana Seidel, +49-(0)431/500-21333

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KONline-Seminar: Liquid Biopsy- the new frontier in the war against cancer (Harriet Wikman)

Harriet Wikman Department of Tumor Biology, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Hamburg

Jan 12, 2021 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Harriet Wikman
Department of Tumor Biology,
University Medical Center Hamburg-
Eppendorf, Hamburg

KONline-Seminarplan 2020

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Meeting-ID: 884 7468 0264
Kenncode: 598792

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Sebens, + 49-(0)431/500-30501

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CRC 1182 Talk - Naama Geva-Zatorsky: Gut Microbiota-Host Interactions in health and disease

Feb 24, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

CRC 1182 Talk

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky (Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)
Gut Microbiota-Host Interactions in health and disease

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Meeting-ID: 895 6022 7162
Passcode: 004922

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KPC Summer School - Plant-Soil-Microbe interactions

Aug 30, 2021 to Sep 01, 2021


Next week the KPC will host its first summer school! This year the focus of the school will be on Plant-Soil-Microbe interactions.
We'd like to invite you to join us for the following highlight talks. Please find attached a program including details of the talks, speakers and zoom links.

Monday 30 August / 9:20 - 10:20
Establishment of nitrogen fixing symbiosis and its impact on microbiota assembly at the root-soil interface of Lotus japonicus
Simona Radutoiu, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

Monday 30 August / 15:00 - 16:00
Microbial interactions and co-evolution in the plant phyllosphere
Eva Stukenbrock,  Botanical Institute, Kiel University

Tuesday 31 August / 09:15 - 10:15
The biomasses and activities of soil microorganisms - from microscale to ecosystem functioning,  
Pål Axel Olsson,  Department of Biology, Biodiversity Division, Lund University, Sweden

Wednesday 1 September / 09:15 - 10:15
From plants to soil, how soil organic matter is formed at biogeochemical interfaces,
Carsten Müller,  Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section for Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday 1 September / 13:30 - 14:30
Studying Key Rhizosphere Traits to Overcome Multiple Resource Limitation in Plant Production,
Sandra Spielvogel,  Institute for Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Department Soil Science, Kiel University

Dr. Rosemary Wilson (she/her) , +49(0)431-880-4148

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