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

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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Sweet lysine degradation

The researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at the University of Konstanz have gained fundamental new insights into the degradation of the amino acid lysine - carcinogenic oncometabolites as intermediate products.

Biorefining of microalgae

Konstanz chemist Professor Stefan Mecking awarded funding for innovative refinery concept for microalgae lipids

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