Superfast: New mathematical model supports diagnostic imaging
Pioneering: preview of the new Microverse Center research building
What is the Microverse
Microorganisms rule the world: they are found in all habitats on earth and coexist with plants, animals and humans. The interactions of complex microbial communities with each other, with higher organisms and with the abiotic environment determine the functioning of ecosystems, our climate and the well-being of all organisms. Human activities or infectious microorganisms can dramatically disturb microbial communities and may result in the deterioration of ecosystems, weather extremes, severe crop losses or disease.
We aim to understand the formation and balance of microbial consortia and their interactive networks and offer innovative solutions for fighting disease and environmental dysbalance. Balance of the Microverse is a Cluster of Excellence at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. It is funded by the German Research Foundation under Germany's Excellence Strategy.
JSMC, Neugasse 23, SR 101
Welcome Meeting Postdoc Program
The JSMC as the main Graduate School of the Excellence Cluster "Balance of the Microverse" is now starting a new Postdoc Program! The program is directed at postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates who are about to defend soon.
The Postdoc Welcome Meeting will be on December 5th, 2023 in the big seminar room in Neugasse 23 at 9 am! Here you will get detailed information together with Welcome Gifts.
Großer Rosensaal, Fürstengraben 27, Jena
CZS Honorary Guest Lectures
The Jena Alliance, a network of graduate schools in Jena, funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, would like to invite you to our next CZS Honorary Guest Lecture which will be given by Prof. Twan Lammers (RWTH Aachen University Clinic) on Nano needs Light to impact Life: Integrating Imaging in Cancer Nanomedicine Clinical Translation
Research: Into the Microverse
We investigate the dynamic balance of microbial consortia, the underlying factors and responses to disturbances.
About: We are the Microverse
We bring together researchers from different disciplines to conduct joint research on the dynamics of microbial communities on earth.
Career: You are the Microverse
We foster international collaborations and exchange, and promote gender equality as well as the compatibility of family and career.
Teaser: Selected Publications
View selected publications from our investigators in the thematic area of the Microverse Cluster.
We aim to make our research more accessible to different target groups as we translate the scientific results into various projects.
The following selection shows examples of our Outreach Activities: