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Our academic hosts

Centre for Biological Signalling Studies

Biological signalling processes are the key regulators of cellular activity in all types of cells in living organisms. A better understanding of these processes not only provides solutions to important biological problems, but also has a major impact on medical research and practice. The Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS) in Freiburg uses modern analytical methods and strategies of synthetic biology to study biological signalling processes in a creative and playful way. The main focus of research at BIOSS is to initiate and promote a dialectic process between scientists using analytical (dissecting) and synthetic (rebuilding) approaches in signalling research.

Uni Freiburg

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Not only is the University of Freiburg physically located in the heart of the city of Freiburg – its students, professors, and staff are also an integral part of daily life in the ‘Capital of the Black Forest.’ This is also one of the reasons why Freiburg has become such a popular place to study. Aside from the numerous leisure activities which may be enjoyed in and near the city and its proximity to the Alsace and Switzerland, it is above all the variety of academic progams which attracts so many students to Freiburg. The university boasts a wide variety of degree programs in any of more than 160 fields in 11 faculties.
Uni Freiburg

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. It was established after Freiburg’s success in the Federal Excellence Initiative in October 2007. As a centre-piece of the Albert-Ludwigs-University’s institutional strategy, FRIAS pursues three main objectives: to promote top level research, to develop new interdisciplinary areas of competence and knowledge, and to foster the advancement of outstanding junior scholars.

Our Sponsors


At Roche we focus on developing medicines and diagnostics that will help patients live longer, better lives. We strive to address unmet medical needs through excellence in science – from early detection and prevention of diseases to diagnosis, treatment and treatment monitoring.


QIAGEN is the leading provider of sample and assay technologies. Sample technologies are used to isolate DNA, RNA, and proteins from any biological sample. Assay technologies are then used to make specific target biomolecules, such as the DNA of a specific virus, visible for subsequent analysis.

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

The German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany and is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers. More than 2,200 staff members, including more than 1,000 scientists, are investigating the mechanisms of cancer and are working to identify cancer risk factors. They provide the foundations for developing novel approaches in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.


The STARLAB Group specialises in the field of Liquid Handling Technology. In the UK, STARLAB's offices and extensive warehouse facilities are centrally located in Milton Keynes, allowing rapid distribution of products from stock. STARLAB are also based in Germany, France, Italy and India, and has a network of distributors selling its products thoughout the world.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis is a leading global provider of instrumentation, supplies, software and services to the life science and chemical analysis markets. With revenue of $2.2 billion, the group accounted for approximately 38% of Agilent's $5.8 billion of total revenue in 2008. Our 5,000 employees serve more than 25,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

Fermentas Life Sciences, GMBH

Fermentas is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of more than $10 billion, we have approximately 35,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries.

HiSS Diagnostics GmbH

HiSS Diagnostics GmbH was founded in 1989 in Freiburg im Breisgau. Originally, we had only products for the medical microbiology, immunology and quality assurance for medical laboratories from representative providers, mainly from the United States and the Netherlands into the German market. Since 1991, our portfolio of antibodies for basic research in immunology, cancer research and neurology was expanded. Since that time, HiSS Diagnostics GmbH have made it's name in this area and is looking forward until today, to a wide range of antibodies, ELISA systems and purification systems for molecular biology, immunology and cell biology.

PEQLAB Biotechnologie GMBH

PEQLAB develops, manufactures and supplies reagents, consumables and instruments of impeccable quality to those who work at the cutting edge of biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. We were established in 1996 with headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. Our purpose is to provide excellent products at a fair price and to support our customers with a dedicated and experienced staff.

Avidity, LLC

Avidity develops and sells molecular affinity tools for connecting molecules. Our patented AviTag™ technology employs a highly targeted enzymatic conjugation of a single biotin on a unique 15 amino acid peptide tag using the biotin ligase (BirA) from E. coli. AviTag™ sequence is GLNDIFEAQKIEWHE. Oriented on streptavidin-coated surfaces, this creates an ideal presentation for molecular binding interactions.


GENEART, based in Regensburg/Bavaria, has become the global market leader ever since entering the gene synthesis market in 2000. In addition GENEART is one of the foremost global specialists in the area of Synthetic Biology today. The company provides the key technologies for pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, chemical industry and academia for the development and production of new biotherapeutics, vaccines and improved industrial enzymes.

Eppendorf AG

You'll see Eppendorf products used in all types of life science research and clinical testing settings—from basic laboratory applications to highly specialized cell and molecular biology applications. They are highly regarded for their quality design and performance—beginning with extensive research and development, adding state-of-the-art technology and ending with strict quality-controlled manufacturing are what make our products stand out from the rest. It is what has made us a brand you have been able to rely on for over 60 years.

Gilson Inc.

Gilson, Inc. provides high quality, dependable solutions for today's demanding liquid chromatography, solid phase extraction, liquid handling and gel permeation chromatography clean-up requirements. From the legendary Pipetman® products to a full range of system solutions, Gilson is the element of purification for your laboratory.

GATC Biotech AG

GATC Biotech is Europe’s leading service provider of DNA sequencing and bioinformatics for industry and academic research. For two decades we have been continuously developing new and comprehensive solutions for DNA sequencing and bioinformatics sequence evaluation – for individual DNA samples through to complete genome projects.

ATG:biosynthetics GmbH

ATG:biosynthetics GmbH “Artificial and Technical Genetics”: this is what the term ATG in the name of the company stands for. ATG is located in Merzhausen (South West of Germany) right next to “Freiburg im Breisgau” and close to France (Strasbourg, Colmar) and Switzerland (Basel, Zürich).

PURIMEX DNA / RNA Oligonucleotides

Die Firma PURIMEX produziert qualitativ hochwertige DNA- und RNA-Oligonucleotide im Kundenauftrag. Wir haben uns spezialisiert auf die Herstellung von:
*DNA bis zu einer Kettenlänge von 150 Basen
*Komplex modifizierten Oligonucleotiden
*Farbstoffmarkierten Sonden

The MathWorks, Inc.

The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental computational tools at the world's educational institutions. Adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges, MathWorks products accelerate the pace of learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. MathWorks products also help prepare students for careers in industry, where the tools are widely used for research and development.

Biozym Scientific GmbH

Die Biozym bietet seit über 20 Jahren als eigenständige und leistungsorientierte Vertriebs- und Serviceorganisation anspruchsvolle Lösungen für den Life Science-Markt in Deutschland, Österreich und weiteren europäischen Ländern. Das Produktportfolio umfasst hochwertigeKunststoff-Verbrauchsmaterialien für den täglichen Laborbedarf,Feinchemikalien, Kits und High-Tech Gerätesysteme für die Molekularbiologie sowie speziell angepassteServicedienstleistungen, wie z.B. die Kalibrierung von Thermocyclern und Pipetten.

A charitable donation was given by Zeiss.