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Research Training Group

genes, environment, inflammation

Within this Research Training Group we will study the environmental influences responsible for the development of complex, chronic diseases. Moreover, we will systematically examine the previously understudied interplay between the (micro)-environment and predisposing genetic factors...

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The scientists in the Research Training Group (RTG) want to find out

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  • how the non-genetical schemes in the cell change during the development of chronic inflammatory diseases;
  • how diet influences the development of inflammatory diseases;
  • new statistical and bioinformatical ways to express research results.


a team of young and innovative scientists who are experts in the fields of:

  • molecular biology
  • human genetics
  • immunology
  • bioinformatics
  • biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • epidemiology
  • statistics.

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The purpose of the structured doctoral student programme is to:

  • enable young scientists to obtain their doctoral degree within three years;
  • qualify doctoral students for postdoctoral work;
  • impart interdisciplinary knowledge;
  • promote postgraduate students' transferrable skills.

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Latest News

1 Nov, 2016
Call for abstracts for the 2016 Kiel Life Sciences Student Conference

The deadline is Wednesday, the 26th of October 2016!

On Wednesday, 30th of November 2016, Kiel Life Science (KLS), the exploratory focus of Kiel University is organizing the fourth Life Sciences Student Conference in collaboration with Life Science Nord.
As in previous years, the venue is the Kiel Science Centre (Fraunhoferstraße 13, 24118 Kiel).
You are invited to send us abstracts of your project, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral thesis (dissertation not yet completed) and apply to give a talk or make a poster presentation.

During the conference, eight students will present their projects as talks lasting 10 – 12 minutes each.
In addition, numerous works will be presented as posters. A jury of experts will select the presentations and posters.
Prizes will be awarded for the most interesting contributions at the end of the conference:
3 prizes for talks:            1: € 500; 2: € 300; 3: € 200
3 prizes for posters:       1: € 300; 2: € 200; 3: € 100

The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition at which various companies from the region will be present.
Participation in the event and refreshments are free of charge. Life Science Nord and Kiel Life Science (KLS)/Kiel University are the joint organizers.

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