Core Facilities

Center for Molecular Biosciences (ZMB)


  • Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Schreiber (Managing Director)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. Thomas Bosch (deputy Managing Director)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Jung
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Krawczak
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Döring
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Scheidig

The Center for Molecular Biosciences (ZMB) is an interdisciplinary institute at Kiel University. The ZMB brings together scientists from different disciplines from the Faculties of Medicine, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Nutritional Sciences under one roof.

The working groups involved investigate topics in molecular biological and molecular genetic research from a multitude of different perspectives. Genetic variations in medicine are the focus, as are diet-related risk constellations and valuable breeding properties in agricultural crops and animals in Agricultural Science.

Zentrum für Klinische Studien (ZKS)


  • Kristina Brandt, Sociologist (Dipl. Soziologin)

Kiel University's Faculty of Medicine has established a central infrastructure for the planning, support and performance of clinical trials at the UKSH, Campus Kiel. The Zentrum für Klinische Studien (ZKS, Centre for Clinical Studies) is located at the Department of Medical Informatics and Statistic run by Prof. Krawczak.

The objective at the ZKS Kiel is to effectively and continuously support scientists and doctors in the planning and implementation of clinical studies to deliver high quality patient-centred research.

The working methodology here complies with current regulations, such as the Medicinal Products Act (AMG) and the Medizinproduktegesetz (MPG, Medical Devices Act), the corresponding directives and the Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).

The ZKS also offers continued and advanced professional development for clinical trial staff.

PopGen 2.0 Network

Project management:

  • Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Lieb
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Krawczak

The biobanking network PopGen 2.0 Network (P2N) tracks the organisational merging of nine research biobanks at Kiel University's Faculty of Medicine, at the UKSH's Campus Kiel and at the Research Center Borstel.

This networking is aimed at making biomaterials and associated data of the participating biobanks more effectively useful for medical research both nationally and internationally. The biobanks were collected in full compliance with current data protection regulations and ethical principles. P2N's objective is to create a sustainable biobank infrastructure at the UKSH, Campus Kiel, and Kiel University in order to ensure that scientific research can continue in the long term with quality controlled human biomaterials.

P2N is financially supported until 2016 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and was transferred to a central facility at Kiel University's Faculty of Medicine since the beginning of 2017.

P2N is partner of the cluster of excellence Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation and an integral part of the existing biobanking infrastructure.

Molecular Imaging North Competence Center (MOIN CC)

The Molecular Imaging North Competence Center (MOIN CC) is a central facility for pre-clinical imaging at the Faculty of Medicine and Kiel University (CAU). It was set up in 2010 with financial support from the  European Regional Development Fund, the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Faculty of Medicine and Kiel University.

The purpose and objective of the interdisciplinary team is to prepare and develop current methods in in vivo imaging. Using modern, multi-modal imaging techniques (optical processes, magnetic resonance tomography and spectroscopy, sonography, computer tomography) and the development of functionalised contrast agents in addition to liposomal delivery systems, scientists at MOIN CC are working on fundamental biomedical research topics and translational medicine.

We are a central unit which provides internal support to all staff, students and researchers at Kiel University, and also to our external partners in the use of pre-clinical in vivo imaging for their research projects.

Contact for project queries:
Prof. Dr. Jan-Bernd Hövener                     
Telephone: +49 (0)431/880-5833

Prof. Dr. Claus-Christian Glüer               
Telephone: +49 (0)431/880-5831

Medical Department at Kiel University Library

In 2012 the Medical Department at Kiel University Library moved out of the historical building in Brunswiker Straße and found a new home in Breiten Weg. The fully renovated building offers a significantly improved learning environment for students of Medicine in the clinical part of studies.

In total, there are 72 workstations available to students in the building, distributed over the PC area, book collection, reading room, media room and two group study rooms. The collection of books was also updated. Its opening hours were extended as well.

For more details on the Medical Department at the University Library, see here.