Header (Kopie)

Latest news

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.

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…

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…

Upcoming Events

Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University

Microverse Symposium

Microverse Symposium with candidate lectures for the Microverse professorships. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.

Lecture hall Erbertstraße (Großer Hörsaal), JSMC


Lecture by Prof. Ute Hellmich, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Lecture hall Erbertstraße (Großer Hörsaal), JSMC

MiCoCo: Heads you win, Tails you lose: the role of Candidalysin in host-fungal interaction

Lecture by Prof. Jonathan Richardson, King's College London (UK)

Lecture hall Erbertstraße (Großer Hörsaal), JSMC


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

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