Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology

Are you highly motivated? Have you earned top marks in your previous studies? Do you want to find solutions to some of the great challenges of today's basic and applied research?
KoRS-CB offers interdisciplinary research projects in the highly relevant areas Synthetic Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biophysics, and Computational Life Science. A structured training programme provides scientific as well as transferable skill courses. Our doctoral researchers benefit from our partnerships with academic institutions and leading companies around the world.

News

Novel enzyme discovered in intestinal bacteria

At the University of Konstanz, in cooperation with Harvard University, a key enzyme for formation of harmful hydrogen sulphide in the human gut by Bilophila bacteria has been discovered.

First genetic switch for C. elegans developed

Researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Konstanz close a research gap in the field of genetic switches – Development of the first inducible system for C. elegans to switch on genes – Potential medical research applications – Publication in the online journal Nature Communications

From a plant sugar to toxic hydrogen sulfide

In a doctoral research project conducted at the Department of Biology, the degradation of the dietary sugar sulfoquinovose by anaerobic bacteria to toxic hydrogen sulfide was described for the first time – increased production of hydrogen sulfide in the human intestinal system has been associated with inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.

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