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New Cluster of Excellence starts

After the announcement of the decision by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the end of September,  there was good reason to celebrate at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena: The cluster Balance of the Microverse is going to be funded through the German Excellence Strategy for seven years starting in January 2019. On Monday, October 29, participating scientists assembled at the first general meeting of cluster members. During his opening address, speaker Axel Brakhage emphasized the success of the cluster during the selection process: “The DFG reviewers highlighted the great potential here in Jena. That is an enormous achievement for Jena as a research location. We could not …

At the wrong time in the wrong place

Members of the Clusters of Excellence Balance of the Microverse and Precision Medicine in Chronic In…

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…

Medicative protein

Scientists from Jena and Munich discovered that Apolipoprotein E, which is produced naturally in the…

A shortcut in the global sulphur cycle

Chemists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) discover previously unknown metabolic p…

Fungal weapon turns against the maker

An international research team led by Bernhard Hube from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product R…

Major success for the research profile of the University Jena

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) was granted funding for one Cluster of Excellence. …

Microbes to fight fatty liver disease

Scientists from eight European research institutions and companies have joined forces in the EU netw…

Upcoming Events

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) 2019

The main topics are:

  • Large protein complexes
  • Chemical communication
  • Sensing and signaling
  • Anaerobic metabolism
  • Synthetic microbiology and secondary metabolism

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Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

Forsche Schüler Tag 2019

Das Leibniz-HKI lädt neugierige Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klassenstufen 8 bis 12 ein, einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Forschung zu werfen.

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden

Leibniz Conference on Bioactive Compounds

Leucorea Wittenberg

ILRS Symposium 2019

The ILRS Symposium will take place as a joint symposium with the graduate school of the University of Greifswald.

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Symposium on Innovative Polymers for the Nanomedicine of the 21st Century

This international three-day event brings together experts from the field of polymer chemistry and application of nanomaterials in biology and medicine. It will cover many aspects of synthesis and characterization of polymers as well as the study of the performance of these materials in nanomedicine.

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Discovery Hall, Richland, WA, US

Multi-omics for Microbiomes

Learn and discuss latest developments and applications of molecular "omics", imaging, and computational technologies to study the functions of microbial communities–microbiomes–with a particular focus on microbiomes associated with humans  and the environment.

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