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New building for the Cluster of Excellence

The Joint Science Conference announced its final decision on the financing of new research buildings on July 5th. The federal government will cover half of the costs for the new Microverse Center Jena amounting to more than 40 million euros. The other half will be borne by the Free State of Thuringia.

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Microalgae can form massive assemblages in oceans, attracting many opportunistic organisms; these ar…

IQ Innovation Award for Antituberculosis Agent BTZ043

The innovation of the year 2019 in Central Germany is the new Antituberculosis Agent BTZ043. It isbe…

Artificial Microbial Arenas

From the smallest ecological niche to global scale, communities of microbial life present a major fa…

Ulrich Schubert named "Professor of the Year"

Member of the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse, Ulrich Schubert, was awarded with the…

About the sorting of colourful droplets

Microfluidic droplets offer various advantages: they facilitate the cultivation of microorganisms du…

At the wrong time in the wrong place

Members of the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse and Precision Medicine in Chronic Inf…

The courage to leave

Walking out of your PhD project? To most PhD students this thought seems like impossibility. Hendrik…

How a fungus can cripple the immune system

An international research team led by Prof. Oliver Werz of Friedrich Schiller University Jena, has n…

Upcoming Events

University Hospital Jena, Center for Sepsis Control and Care

Reflecting Sepsis and Infection in Arts

The exhibition "Reflecting Sepsis and Infection in Art” combines attempts to give visual answers to sepsis-related questions. The artists and protagonists take very different perspectives and use different means of art.

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Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University, Fürstengraben 27, Jena

Annual Meeting of the CRC/Transregio 124 FungiNet

There will be two parts of the meeting: An internal FungiNet meeting, and after that talks by external Guest speakers as well as summaries of the FungiNet project areas. We are very much pleased to announce the following speakers:


  • Lars Kaderali, Greifswald
  • Sven Krappmann, Erlangen
  • Johannes Wagener, Würzburg
  • Alexander Scheffold, Kiel
  • Fabio Gsaller, Innsbruck
  • Kai Papenfort, Jena
  • Christina Zielinski, München


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