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Kick-off at Balance of the Microverse

On November 5th the Microverse faculty, together with the new postdoctoral and doctoral researchers of our Cluster, were invited to a full-day project meeting . We discussed current affairs in the Cluster and gave an overview of the planned projects. The afternoon was reserved for discussions among individual project groups to organize forthcoming collaborations.

Axel Brakhage elected as senator at Leopoldina

Twelve years after his admission to the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Prof. Axel B…

ERC consolidator grant for Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum

Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum receives the ERC Consolidator Grant in the amount of two million euros for he…

Fight diabetes with exercise

A common advice by GPs to patients diagnosed with prediabetes is to perform light exercise. Often th…

Leibniz Podcast about Microbes with Axel Brakhage

Unicelluar organisms like bacteria and fungi are everywhere. They are vital to our survival i. e. th…

Antibiotics from the sea

An international research team led by Prof. Christian Jogler of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena,…

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

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

New building for the Cluster of Excellence

The Joint Science Conference announced its final decision on the financing of new research buildings…

IQ Innovation Award for Antituberculosis Agent BTZ043

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

Upcoming Events

Lecture hall Erbertstraße (Großer Hörsaal), JSMC

MiCoCo: The plasticity of human blood monocytes in Candida albicans infection

Lecture by Prof. Christine Skerka, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

Café Wagner (Wagnergasse 26, 07743 Jena)

Science Pub: Antibiotics from the sea

Talk by Prof. Christian Jogler (Microbial Interaction, Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

MiCom2020: 8th International Conference on Microbial Communication for Young Scientists

The MiCom 2020 in Jena is a great platform to encourage discussions between young scientists and experts from all fields of research related to microbial communication. The conference traditionally consists of five chaired sessions (Chemical Ecology, Environment, Natural Products, Pathogenesis, and Systems Biology) each containing two outstanding keynote lectures and a number of selected student talks.

In addition to all talks, the MiCom includes a poster session and provides diverse workshops, social activities, a welcome reception (including a Science Slam!) and an official dinner.

Conference website

Microbiology (ISSM) 2020 Conference

The International Society for Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) is made up of microbiologists, ecologists, geoscientists, and other researchers around the world fascinated by the various aspects of subsurface microbiology, a rapidly expanding field that focuses on microbial life below the surface of the earth.

Conference Website

Lecture halls Carl-Zeiss-Str., Jena

International Symposium: Microverse I – Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions

The International Symposium “Microverse I – Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions” will be jointly organized by the Microverse Cluster and the collaborative research centers ChemBioSys and AquaDiva.
The conference will bring together national and international scientists to discuss recent advances in microbial communication, host-microbiome interactions and environmental microbiomes. Please save the date. Registration will open in early spring 2020.
We look forward to welcoming you in Jena for inspiring discussions and many new insights into the dynamic balance of microbial communities.