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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

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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Discovery Hall, Richland, WA, US

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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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.

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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.

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