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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 …

A shortcut in the global sulphur cycle

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

Eine Abkürzung im globalen Schwefelkreislauf

Jenaer Chemiker entdecken bisher unbekannten Stoffwechselweg im Plankton. Damit lässt sich der Schwe…

Startschuss für den neuen Exzellenzcluster

Nach der Entscheidungsverkündung durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Ende September gab …

Fungal weapon turns against the maker

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

Pilz schlägt sich mit eigenen Waffen

Ein internationales Forscherteam um Bernhard Hube vom Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und …

Major success for the research profile of the University Jena

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

Jena erfolgreich in Exzellenzstrategie

Die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena hat den Zuschlag für einen Exzellenzcluster erhalten. Wie da…

Microbes to fight fatty liver disease

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

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Immunology of Fungal Infections - Gordon Research Conference

The 2019 Gordon Research Conference the Immunology of Fungal Infections focuses on leading advances in our understanding of the challenges that fungi impose on the immune system. We include focus on investigations using of NextGen sequencing and big data approaches, state of the art advances in fundamental immune processes controlling fungal infections and development of new strategies for immunotherapeutic control of these pathogens in humans. Other sessions will focus on important current issues regarding mechanisms of fungal immunity. We have also added a new session focusing on the microbiology of different fungal microbes, which will help bring together microbiologists and immunologists attending the meeting.

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Miscellaneaous Events: Failure sucks but it instructs - student edition

Tired of celebrating all the successes of 2018? Come share your spectacular failures with other PhD students at the Zu Hause Cafe. Back by popular demand after the success of the failures shared by Professors. This time, it's a PhD student edition - no Professors allowed. 10 minutes per speaker, no visual aids, no questions. We already have a few volunteers, and if you also would like a slot to speak please email jsmc@uni-jena.de and get a free drink for your failure! Letting it out is the best way of letting go. And remember, what happens at failure sucks stays at failure sucks.

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71st Annual Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)

During plenary sessions, renowned scientists from all over the world will present and discuss their most current research results. Numerous workshops, poster sessions and industrial exhibitions will give you the opportunity to present your data, meet colleagues and inform yourself about the state of the art in microbiological research and diagnostics.

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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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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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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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