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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. [...]

Students

The Faculty of Biosciences's students are organized into study programme-specific student representative groups or 'Fachschaften'. Several of these groups are active in the faculty:

(The biochemistry programmes are organised by the Faculty of Geosciences and Chemistry and the Faculty of Biosciences.)

 

Within the molecular biosciences master degree study programme there is also a very active group of students involved in organising different activities: