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.

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7 Oct 2021 · Life
Small molecules with a dual function
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Elektronenmikroskopische Aufnahme eines Cholera-Erregers Vibrio cholerae (nachträglich koloriert).
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Bacterial toxin blinds algae
Jena research team discovers natural product from soil bacteria that kills algae
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Grünalgen verlieren fast vollständig die Farbe, wenn ihnen die tödlichen Bakterien zugesetzt wurden.
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Into the third funding phase with a boost for growth
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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
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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.
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