• Welcome
    to the Department of Biology

  • Tag der Lehre 2019

    Der Fachbereich Biologie hat sich zu seiner 13. Klausurtagung auf der Insel Reichenau getroffen. Rund 50 Lehrende sowie Vertreter und Vertreterinnen der Studierenden diskutierten über aktuelle Entwicklungen, Probleme und mögliche Lösungen in unseren verschiedenen Studiengängen.
    Danke an alle, die teilgenommen und sich so aktiv für eine gute Lehre eingesetzt haben!

  • Best Paper Award

    Exciting science is at the heart of our Department!  To honor new, innovative, and visibly published discoveries, we are awarding the "Best Paper Award" once every semester. Our most recent awardees are:

    Dr. Simon Gutbier for “Prevention of neuronal apoptosis by astrocytes through thiol-mediated stress response modulation and accelerated recovery from proteotoxic stress” in Cell Death & Differentiation,

    Dr. Claudius F. Kratochwil for “Agouti-related peptide 2 facilitates convergent evolution of  stripe patterns across cichlid fish radiations” in Science, 

    Dr. Mialy Razanajatovo for “Autofertility and self-compatibility moderately benefit island colonization of plants” in Global Ecology & Biogeography.

    Congratulations!

  • Still headed for excellence!
    Excellence funding for Collective Behaviour cluster initiative

    The German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR) announced that the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” as one of in total two research concepts at the University of Konstanz was evaluated positively by the Committee of Experts for the Excellence Strategy. This success in the Clusters of Excellence funding line means the University of Konstanz is in the race for the Universities of Excellence funding line. The Department of Biology congratulates Prof. Dr. Iain Couzin, who is one of the three cluster co-speakers.

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  • Injection of frog eggs
    Injection of frog eggs

    Starkes Ergebnis im CHE-Ranking!

    Beim CHE-Ranking 2018 erreicht auch die Konstanzer Biologie ein herausragendes Ergebnis. Im deutschlandweiten Vergleich der fünf zentralen Kriterien für das Bachelor-Studium – Allgemeine Studiensituation, Unterstützung am Studienanfang, Lehrangebot, Laborpraktika und Vermittlung der Fachkompetenzen – erhält die Universität Konstanz durchweg die Bestnote. Damit ist die Konstanzer Biologie der einzige biologische Fachbereich in Baden-Württemberg und einer von nur zwei Fachbereichen bundesweit, die sich in allen fünf Kernkriterien in der Spitzengruppe positionieren.

    Herzlichen Dank an alle Studierenden, die bei der Befragung mitgemacht und uns so zu dem starken Ergebnis verholfen haben!

    Die Ergebnisse im Überblick: bit.ly/2IoH108

     

  • The internet of animals

    Martin Wikelski has spent 17 years getting an antenna into space to track animals around the world. That's the first step in his plan to revolutionize biology.

    Article by Andrew Curry Nature 562, 322-326.

    click the image to read the article.

  • Innenhof und Ausblick auf die Mainau

    The University of Konstanz in two minutes

    The university of Konstanz  introduces itself - click image to see the movie.

News

 

 

New insights into phenotypic complexity and diversity among cichlids

Researchers from the University of Konstanz, the University of California-Los Angeles, Tel Aviv University and the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat gain new insights into how phenotypic complexity influences diversification among Lake Malawi cichlid fish.

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.

Further announcements