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How Switches Work in Bacteria

14/10/2017 Many bacteria have molecular control elements, via which they can switch on and off genes. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or for the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke of the IPMB together with researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Freie Universität Berlin have now used light optical microscopy of single molecules to fundamentally study the way riboswitches work. [...]

Committees

Within the Faculty of Biosciences each study programme has its own study committee, examinations committee and admissions committee. These are elected by the faculty council and are composed of representatives of students, academic staff, professors and deans of study (these websites are available in German only).