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  • 11th October 2018
    Haiyu Zhao and Colleagues from Nick Foulkes group this week published in Current Biology a paper describing the evolution and function of DNA repair systems in zebrafish and blind cavefish (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.039). This work has received a lot of international, popular press interest. Just three examples:
    Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3

  • Lush Prize 2017 Young Investigator Award
    9th November 2017: Vanessa Kappings of KIT Is Granted 2017 LUSH PRIZE Supporting Animal-free Testing in Research. Vanessa Kappings, who is involved in the further development of the “vasQchip,” has now been granted the 2017 LUSH PRIZE supporting animal-free testing in the amount of 12,000 € for her project.

  • Erna Scheffler Förderpreis für vorzügliche Forschung
    23rd June 2017: The Soroptimist Club was awarding Bettina Fleck the Erna-Scheffler-Förderpreis 2017  at the  Bundesverfassungsgericht. The award was endowed with 1000 € for the best master thesis.

  • Otto Haxel Award for Innovation 2016
    20th April  2017:
    Ute Schepers und Christoph Grün received the Otto Haxel Award for Innovation 2016 for their achievements in the development of an organ-on- a chip system. The award endowed of 6000 € and was provided by the Freundeskreis des FZK and Prof. Dr. Hans Langmann.

Selected publications

Welcome to the ITG

The Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) is a trans-disciplinary institute where biologists, chemists and physicists together aim to elucidate molecular and cellular interactions at functional interfaces. This knowledge guides the rational design and engineering of novel sophisticated tools for controlling the behaviour of cells in vivo and in vitro.
Our major topics are:

  • Cellular signalling Profile
  • Cell differentiation and proliferation 
  • Development and regeneration
  • Pathophysiology of diseases











International Master in Synthetic Biologie

Training and Research Program