Cluster of Excellence –
University of Freiburg


- Barbara Hobom Prize

For the second time BIOSS is awarding the Barbara Hobom Prize for excellent female scientists working in the field of synthetic biology, signalling and bioengineering.


- Poisonous effect of intestinal bacteria explained

Researchers working with BIOSS Member Prof. Dr. Klaus Aktories use genetic procedure to identify site of action of cytotoxin produced by “hypervirulent” intestinal flora and publish the results in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).


- ERC Starting Grants

Marta Artal Sanz, Thomas Brox and Winfried Römer have been selected for grants of the European Research Council.


- A Key to Fight Drug-Resistant Leukemia – Publication in Nature

An international team led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and joined by scientists of the Freiburg excellence cluster BIOSS – Centre for Biological Signalling Studies, has identified a protein called BCL6 which plays a key role in the development of drug-resistance in...