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The type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a molecular mechanism that enables certain bacteria to kill competitors, manipulate host cells and absorb nutrients. Who would want to be without such superpowers? In fact, this secretion apparatus is widespread among bacteria. At the same time, however, there are many bacterial species that completely lack this feature. Even among strains of the same species, some have a T6SS and others do not. What could this be related to? more

Laying of the foundation stone: New building at the Max Planck Institute in Plön officially started

The foundation work on the shore of the Schöhsee has been completed. Today's laying of the foundation stone is now the official start of construction for the new building of the research institute in Plön. more

With rapid vaccination campaign, strict lockdown may prevent emergence of resistant viruses

New model highlights possible policy strategy more

Why do we age? The role of natural selection

Mathematical modelers are on the trail of the theory behind the evolution of aging

Kiel professor honoured as a foreign associate for her outstanding research on the influence of fungi on health, nutrition and the environment. more

Animal vaccines with self-spreading viruses

Vaccines for animals based on viruses that spread on their own are being developed in Europe and the U.S more

Renewed DFG funding for clinician scientists in evolutionary medicine

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the Clinician Scientist Program CSEM at CAU's Faculty of Medicine with another 700,000 euros. more

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