What actually are core facilities?

"Core facilities are centres that make it easier to carry out research." This is how Professor Elisa May, the director of the Bioimaging Centre (BIC) at the University of Konstanz, describes the twenty infrastructure installations at the University of Konstanz. Read our online magazine to find out more about the unique features of these shared equipment centres in Konstanz.

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A three-month-old fox enjoys a pat from its human carer. This docile, friendly fox is the result of a 60-year breeding experiment at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, in Novosibirsk, Siberia. Copyright: The Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia

How to tame a fox

In a public talk hosted by the University of Konstanz, the prize-winning author Lee Alan Dugatkin will present his critically-acclaimed popular science book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, the story of the most astonishing breeding experiment ever undertaken.

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Mobile young talent

Inequality research priority – The University of Konstanz has successfully competed for Mobility Awards of the Young European Research Universities Network for the European exchange of early-career researchers.

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David Schleheck, Anna Burrichter and Karin Denger. This picture does not show the collaboration partners from Harvard University Emily Balskus, Spencer Peck and Stephania Irwin. Photo: University of Konstanz

Enzyme discovered

At the University of Konstanz, in cooperation with Harvard University, a key enzyme for formation of harmful hydrogen sulphide in the human gut by Bilophila bacteria has been discovered.

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