The African BioGenome Project, a large-scale international research project involving Konstanz bioinformatician Abdoallah Sharaf, successfully launched its “Open Institute”. The institute’s mission: accelerating knowledge exchange in biodiversity genomics and bioinformatics.
The European Research Council (ERC) awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros in funding to Konstanz biologist Anna Stöckl for her project "Closing the loop in dynamic vision – from single photons to behaviour in extreme light environments" (or "DynamicVision" for short).
Plant species from certain geographic regions are more successful in spreading outside their native ranges than others – but why? An international research team led by Konstanz ecologists provides answers by exploring how the ecological and evolutionary histories of plants can influence their relationships with humans and their success as invaders.
Which structures do complex proteins adopt in solution? Konstanz biophysicists answer this question using the example of ubiquitin dimers as well as a new combination of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and sophisticated computer simulations.
A psychological study by the University of Konstanz suggests our brain can assess the state of our own health more precisely than we think – and it is probably even able to correctly evaluate the state of our immune system.
Konstanz chemists develop mineral plastics with numerous positive properties from sustainable basic building blocks and, together with biologists, demonstrate the material's excellent microbiological degradability.
What impacts do agrochemicals have on the ongoing global insect decline? Biologists at the University of Konstanz have found out that aversive learning is impaired in bumblebees exposed to glyphosate. Their study is published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.