Welcome to the Department of Microbiology at the IAB


The Institute for Applied Biosciences of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was founded 01.01.2005 by merging the previously existing Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology with the Institute of Microbiology. It consists of four departments, the Department of Food Chemistry, Food Toxicology, Genetics and Microbiology. In addition the group Plant-Microbe Interactions, a subdivision of the Botanical Institute, is part of the IAB.


Small, smaller, nano

DFG Video Portal on the Excellence Initiative:

Functional Nanostructures.

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XI International Fungal Biology Conference

29.9. - 3.10. 2013, Audimax Karlsruhe.

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cover Nature
Current Publication

Red-light sensing feeds the signal into the Hog pathway.

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2010 Review

Fungi, Hidden in Soil or Up in the Air: Light Makes a Difference.

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Ein Lichtblick für Pilze

Ein Bericht über unsere Forschung im Biotechnologie und Life Sciences Portal Baden-Württemberg.

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VAAM Sonderband

Sonderband zum 25-jährigen Bestehen der Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie.

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