Inquiry-Based Learning in the Life Sciences

  • Natascha Selje-AßmannEmail author
  • Christian Poll
  • Matthias Konrad Tisler
  • Julia Gerstenberg
  • Martin Blum
  • Jörg Fleischer


The life sciences comprise numerous disciplines; these study physiology, anatomy, behavior, development, evolution, ecology and disorders of living organisms as well as the use of organisms in natural or technical procedures. Life sciences include biology, biomedical research and pharmaceutics, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, agricultural and nutritional science as well as food technologies, bio-based economy and the use of biogenic resources. The life sciences contribute not only to our understanding of basic mechanisms of living organisms and ecological systems; new research opens up novel possibilities to elucidate and treat human diseases as well as securing food for a growing world population.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natascha Selje-Aßmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Poll
    • 2
  • Matthias Konrad Tisler
    • 3
  • Julia Gerstenberg
    • 4
  • Martin Blum
    • 3
  • Jörg Fleischer
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics, Section Animal Nutrition and Rangeland ManagementUniversity of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Section Soil BiologyUniversity of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  3. 3.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  4. 4.University of HohenheimHohenheimGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Biology/ZoologyMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalle (Saale)Germany

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