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. [...]

PhD Office


Dr. Anette Kurz

Katja Götzen

Dekanat der Fakultät für Biowissenschaften / Deanery of the Faculty of Biosciences

Promotionsbüro  / PhD Office
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 5.OG   / 5th floor,  Room 519
69120 Heidelberg



Tel: +49 (0)6221 54-5648
Fax: +49 (0)6221 54-4953


Walk-in Opening Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 to 11.00 a.m. at the PhD Office:

PhD Registration (Annahme als Doktorand/in) and Submission of Thesis (Einreichung der Doktorarbeit und Zulassung zur Prüfung) are possible only during walk-in opening hours and are processed with a complete set of required documents only.


Closure times:

The PhD Office will be closed:


                     from 22. December, 2017 to 08. January, 2018

These periods HAVE TO BE ADDED to the 8 week advance thesis submission requirement;  however you can schedule your defense examination during these times, provided your commission members have agreed.