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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 …

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 Clusters of Excellence Balance of the Microverse and Precision Medicine in Chronic In…

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…

A shortcut in the global sulphur cycle

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

Fungal weapon turns against the maker

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

Upcoming Events

Large seminar room MPI-CE

IMPRS basic lecture: Microbe-metal Interactions

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe, FSU Jena

Leucorea Wittenberg

ILRS Symposium 2019

The ILRS Symposium will take place as a joint symposium with the graduate school of the University of Greifswald.

MPI for Biochemistry

IMPRS course: How to Plan Your Science Career

Science careers are demanding. But the biggest difficulty seems to be that it seems somehow impossible to plan them to the end. On the other hand there are some rules one could use to plan at least the most important steps.

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University Hospital Wuerzburg, Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology, Lecture Hall

Joint Meeting CRC/Transregio 124 and Invasive Mycoses in Haematological Malignancies (IMIHM) XIII

This year’s 13th IMIHM meeting is held for the sixth time as a Joint Meeting together with scientists from the CRC/Transregio 124. At this meeting, especially young pre- and post-docs of the FungiNet Consortium will present their very latest research data in own sessions prior to the IMIHM XIII meeting.  In addition, internationally renowned experts in the field of fungal infections are invited for IMIHM XIII to contribute to this scientific programme and to continue the discussion of the most recent developments in fungal research.

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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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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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