Research Department Molecular Life Sciences

The Research Department of Molecular Life Sciences (MLS) is devoted to fundamental biomolecular research. The research is conducted at different levels – from molecules, including the genetic substance, to cells and organisms. In this manner, all biological systems are addressed: microorganisms, plants and animals, including humans. The Department of Molecular Life Sciences (MLS) therefore covers, among others, the areas of genetics, protein science, microbiology, biotechnology of plants and animals as well as nutritional science and human biology.

Department Head

Prof. Dr. Martin Klingenspor

Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine

Tel. +49 8161 71 2386

Research Focus Areas

Health & Nutrition

Plant Science

Protein Science & Proteomics

Bioinformatics & Data Science

Animal Science

Microbiology & Microbiomes

Insights into our research

What proteins reveal about a tumor

Cancer Research: investigating the human proteome - the entirety of proteins that the human body can produce

Making plants fit for stressful times

Floods, heat, drought and soil salinization: researchers are investigating the mechanisms behind plant stress response

How chickens ward off diseases

Animal health: Prof. Benjamin Schusser is investigating the immune system of chickens in order to prevent poultry diseases.

The importance of the microbiome in the large intestine

Research on the microbiome: Prof. Dirk Haller is gaining new insights into the development of colon cancer.

Video insights

BayKlimaFit 2

The BayKlimaFit 2 project network is conducting research in the field of "Strong plants mitigating the impact of climate change".

BayKlimaFit 1

Adaptation strategies of crops to climate change were already researched in the BayKlimaFit 1 project network.