About JSMC

The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena is not only an Excellence Graduate School, but also a lively network of scientists from a broad variety of natural & life sciences institutes and an umbrella organization for three Research Training Groups in Jena. The JSMC was first awarded funding within the German Excellence Initiative in 2007. In June 2012 the Excellence Status of the JSMC was confirmed and funding for an additional six years was granted to the Graduate School. Since 2019 the JSMC is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

Today, JSMC hosts a total of about 130 doctoral researchers. Their research projects are situated at the numerous institutes that make up the JSMC network, including institutes and clinics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena as well as non-university research institutions.

6th International Symposium on Image-based Systems Biology (IbSB 2022)

The adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words” also holds true in the field of systems biology. Image-based Systems Biology is a modern approach that aims to extract spatio-temporal information contained in images in a format that can be used to describe and model morphological, functional, and dynamical aspects of biological processes. Image-based Systems Biology seeks to take full advantage of the information in images and establishes an essential connection between experimental and theoretical examination of biological processes at a quantitative level.

The SBMI symposium will be held on September 8-9, 2022 in Jena, Germany.

You can find further information and JSMC members can register free of charge here: asb-conference.hki-jena.de

Diversity matters!

When we think about microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi we often associate them with illness. But those tiny organisms are essential to our survival. Why are are they important for us? And why do we need microbial diversity?
Scientists from Jena and Erfurt let us glimpse into their research and show us new perspectives on amoeba, bacteria and fungi.