Welcome to the Department of Genetics 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.
The Department of Genetics is split in two divisions. At Campus Süd (Westhochschule, part of the former Universityof Karlsruhe) the focus of research lies in the regulation of pathogenic and sexual development of the maize pathogen Ustilago maydis, at Campus Nord (formerly Forschungszentrum) the elucidation of the molecular basics of normal and abnormal processes in humans and animals is in the centre of research interest.