Research in Jena
Jena provides an attractive research environment with a highly integrative network of natural and life science research groups. The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse at the Friedrich Schiller University combines expertises in life, optical, material and computational sciences to elucidate the role of microbiomes in different habitats in order to identify overarching regulatory principles that can be harnessed to address societal needs in healthcare and environmental stewardship.
In addition to the university, the Jena university hospital and eight non-university research institutes (3 Max Planck, 2 Leibniz, Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and DLR) participate in the Cluster. Balance of the Microverse builds on the achievements of the Excellence Graduate School, Jena School for Microbial Communication, and is supported by four Collaborative Research Centers, along with other coordinated research programs and local partners of the high-tech industry.