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The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) for the first time awarded doctoral fellowships for exceptionally talented master students of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU). Candidates had to be top of their class and nominated by a faculty member to jointly submit a research propos…

On September 1, 2021, the first episode of a podcast of the research clusters of excellence in Germany was launched: "Excellent explanations - top research for everyone". The podcast on current scientific topics reflects the diversity of research within the clusters of excellence: from A for African…

In summer 2021 scientists and artists will come together and develop the TRAFO Jena into a unique place for exchange between the disciplines! The project enables scientists to gain new perspectives on their work and artists to expand their artistic practice through scientific methods. The science ci…

The three Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) AquaDiva, FungiNet and Polytarget – all associated with the Cluster of Excellence  Balance of  the Microverse – have been evaluated successfully and will receive funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for another four years.

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?

We are pleased to announce the program for MiCoCo for the upcoming winter semester.

In the run up to International Mental Health Day on October 10th, the JSMC is offering a series of short daily webinar covering several aspects of mental health in the week of the 5th to the 10th of October.

Together with the Excellence Cluster Balance of the Microverse we again invite applications for two doctoral and one postdoctoral researcher positions.

A small city in middle Germany is taking bold steps to overcome the current COVID-19 crisis. Jena, in the state of Thuringia, was the first city in Germany to implement a lockdown ahead of the federal government’s instructions, social-distancing measures and the mandatory use of face masks in publ…

The Joint International Symposium Microverse I - Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions will take place in Jena from 1st till 3rd September 2020. Microverse I will bring together national and international scientists to discuss recent advances in microbial communication, host-microbiome interaction…