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Launch of the New Mentoring Programs for Early Career Researchers

We introduce three tailored Mentoring Programs designed to support early career scientists at different stages. Intercultural Peer Mentoring: Developed to support international PhD candidates in adapting to life in Germany, this program pairs mentees with German peer scientists for informal guidance…

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Company visit at oncgnostics

The JSMC provides their members with a sound basis for their future careers in academia and industry. We do not only want to promote scientific excellence but also offer opportunities for networking and perspectives on different career prospects. To highlight Jena as science hub in Thuringia, we wou…

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New format on the topic of career prospects: Company visit at BLINK Dx

The JSMC speakers recently started a new format on the topic of career prospects! As you know, there are already great events like “Alternative Careers in Science (ACiS)”, which provide exciting insights into different jobs and career paths. To highlight Jena as science hub in Thuringia, our spe…

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Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize 2023

The Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize for outstanding publications by doctoral candidates within the Jena Alliance of Graduate Schools was awarded for the second time on November 27 as part of the LIFE Symposium. The winners are the doctoral candidates Wilhelm Eschen and Chang Liu from the Institu…

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JSMC Photo Contest

Adjust your microscopes and charge your cameras, the JSMC is having a photo contest! For a new JSMC calendar 2025, postcards, Welcome Guide, website updates, etc. we’re looking for exciting photos all around your research, the microbial world, a scientist's everyday life, and the JSMC (see att…

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Inspirational Insights and Encounters: Microverse Symposium 2023 Culminates with Film Premiere at the Planetarium Jena

After two eventful days (4.-5.9.23) filled with discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities, participants of this year's Microverse Symposium reflect on an inspiring event. Organized by our Microverse Cluster, the symposium brought together various scientists from the Jena science l…

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Trang Vuong and co-workers awarded best poster prize at phycology conference

The 20th Scientific Conference of the Phycology Section of the German Society for Plant Sciences took place in the historical Rosensäle in Jena, Germany, from March 12- 15, 2023. The Best Poster Prize (“1. Posterpreis der Sektion Phykologie”) was selected by a Phycology Jury and awarded to the …

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Transforming my mental illness: from suffering to advocacy

Our Scientific Manager, Hendrik Huthoff, gave an interview on mental health for the Marie Curie Alumni newsletter. If you want to find out more about Hendriks experience in dealing with menatl health and setting up a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) team at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena you c…

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Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize 2022

On 18.11.22, the Siegfried Czapski Publication Prize 2022 was awarded to JSMC member Mariana Murillo-Roos from the junior research group Plant Microbiosis for her publication in the open access journal "The ISME Journal - Cross-feeding niches among commensal leaf bacteria are shaped by the inter…

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