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. [...]

Official PhD Celebration

The PhD graduation ceremony (Promotionsfeier) takes place twice a year:

  • in Autumn  2017 (18-November-2017)  for people who had their Defense Examination during the Summer Term (between 01-April-2017 and 30-September-2017).    Registration ends 03. October 2017.

You MUST register (if you're going) or opt-out (if you're not going) by filling out and sending the following form:
(the online message you get after filling in the form is your confirmation that you signed on/off)


To download your invitation, click Einladung 18th November 2017 (you may invite two or three other persons to the event)


  • in Spring 2018 (to be announced) for people who had their Defense Examination during the Winter Term (between 01-October-2017 and 31-March-2018). Registration not yet possible.

You MUST register (if you're going) or opt-out (if you're not going).

Additional Info:
Location: the Aula der Neuen Universität at 10.00 am
For more details about the ceremony, please visit the homepage of the Combined Faculty of Mathematics and Biosciences here