Botanical Garden

Welcome to the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Botanical Garden
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The Faculty of Biological Sciences represents a broad variety of biological disciplines as well as the nutritional sciences and pharmacy. Famous scholars such as the botanist Matthias Jacob Schleiden (1804-1881) and the zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) worked here with their sunny and dark sides.

The Faculty of Biological Sciences cooperates with other faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University and non-university research institutes of the Max Planck Society and the Leibniz Association in several coordinated research projects. These projects are part the Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse" funded by the German Research Foundation.  

Exzellence cluster Balance of the Microverse
Research Cluster Balance of the Microverse
The Research Cluster investigates the complex interactions of microorganisms with other organisms and with their environment, which are of great significance for the functioning of ecosystems, our climate and the well-being of plants, animals and humans.

Latest News

6 Jul 2021 · Life
Into the third funding phase with a boost for growth
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig to receive additional millions
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Das Jena-Experiment liefert wichtige Daten, die im iDiv analysiert werden.
14 Jun 2021 · Life
Dragonflies: Species Losses and Gains in Germany
Some dragonfly and damselfly species suffer from habitat loss and degradation, while many species benefit from improved water ...
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Die Blauflügel-Prachtlibelle hält sich vor allem an Flüssen und Bächen auf.
26 Jan 2021
Street trees close to the home may reduce the risk of depression
Researchers show positive effect of urban nature on mental health
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Mehr Straßenbäume in Städten können dazu beitragen, die psychische Gesundheit zu verbessern.
26 Nov 2020 · Life
Small molecules control bacterial resistance to antibiotics
Jena research team discovers molecule that influences the resistance of cholera bacteria
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Cholera-Bakterien unter dem Mikroskop.
4 Aug 2020 · Life
Identifying the blind spots of soil biodiversity
Only few studies investigate soil biodiversity in tropical and subtropical regions
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Regenwürmer gehören zu den bekannten Bodenbewohnern, über andere Bodenbewohner ist wenig bekannt.
12 Jun 2020 · Life
Water bacteria have a green thumb
Research team discover new natural products that bacteria in water use to regulate the growth of competing organisms
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Rasterelektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme von Stieleria maiorica. Zellen in pink. Matrix in blau.
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