Cluster of Excellence –
University of Freiburg


-  BIOSS awards “Writer Prize”

The BIOSS “Writer Prize” for the most prolific writer of the past year goes to Prof. Dr. Oliver Einsle from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Freiburg. He published two articles each in Nature and Science in 2011 and achieved the highest impact factor of all...


- 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.