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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.

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…

Medicative protein

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

Upcoming Events

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Seminar room Louis Pasteur

Challenges and opportunities for natural products and drug discovery in the genomics era

Scientific colloquium by Prof. Dr. Ben Shen, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida, USA

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

VAAM Workshop "Biology of Bacteria Producing Natural Products"

All members of the VAAM special group “Biology of bacteria producing natural products” and all researchers working in the field of microbially produced natural products are cordially invited. A focus will be on the biosynthesis and synthetic biology of bioactive natural compounds. We cordially invite submissions from all fields of natural product research and encourage especially young scientists to register and present their research.

Workshop website

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Presicion Engineering

Photonics Day 2019

As a new networking and career event, the Photonics Days Jena – which emerged from the Jena Optics Talks – combine the tradition of Jena as an optics location with the dynamics of the modern optics and photonics industry.
Conference website

Lecture hall Louis Pasteur, Leibniz Institute for Natur Product Research and Infection Biology

HKI Colloquium

"The Aspergillus fumigatus CrzA and ZipD transcription factors are involved in calcium metabolism and the caspofungin paradoxical effect" by Prof. Dr. Gustavo Henrique Goldman, Universidade de São Paulo

Aula Friedrich Schiller University, Fürstengraben 1

JSMC Poster Symposium

Doctoral researchers are encouraged to submit a poster and participate in a 1-minute pitching competition.

Keynote: Science in the media by Kai Kupferschmidt


Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

5th International Symposium on Systems Biology of Microbial Infection

The Systems Biology of Microbial Infection aims to understand the interaction between hosts and pathogens by the integrative combination of experiment and theory. The focus of this symposium is on the interaction between the immune systems of humans or animals and bacterial or fungal pathogens.

Conference website