Institute for Applied Biosciences - Department of Genetics

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.

Furthermore the the research focus Mycotoxins and the Nadicom GmbH are included into the Institute.

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.

PLoS Biology Feb 2010
Current Publication

The SPF27 Homologue Num1 Connects Splicing and Kinesin 1-Dependent Cytoplasmic Trafficking in Ustilago maydis

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Recently published

Crosstalk between the unfolded protein response and pathways that regulate pathogenic development in Ustilago maydis.

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Recently published

The Mitochondrial LSU rRNA Group II Intron of Ustilago maydis Encodes an Active Homing Endonuclease Likely Involved in Intron Mobility

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