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Institutes of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

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Informations on the individual institutes:

Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer

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The Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology constists of:

  • Professorship of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology (Prof. M. Fischer)
  • Professorship of History and Philosophy of Life Sciences (N.N.)
  • Professorship of Systematic Zoology (Prof. Olsson)
  • Professorship of Systematic Zoology and Entomology (Prof. Beutel)
  • Professorship of Zoology (N.N.)
  • Didactics of Biology (apl. Prof. Hoßfeld)
  • Professorship of Archaeogenetics (Prof. Krause)

Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology

Head: Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49140
Fax: 03641 9-49142
E-mail: Martin.Fischer@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biologyde

Systematic Zoology

Head: Prof. Dr. Lennart Olsson
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Zoologie
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phoe: 03641 9-49160
Fax: 03641 9-49162
E-mail: lennart.olsson@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematoc Zoologyde

Systematic Zoology and Entomology

Head: Prof. Dr. Rolf Beutel
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Spezielle Zoologie und Entomologie
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49153
Fax: 03641 9-49142
E-mail: Rolf.Beutel@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systemic Zoology and Entomologyde

Didactics of Biology

Head: apl. Prof. Uwe Hoßfeld
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Arbeitsgruppe Biologiedidaktik
Am Steiger 3, Bienenhaus
07743 Jena

Office assistant: Sandra Golke-Stiebritz 
Business hours:
 Monday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Uhr and Thursday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phone:
 03641 9-49490
Fax: 03641 9-49492
E-mail: s.golke-stiebritz@uni-jena.de

Homepage Didactic of Biologyde

History and Philosophy of Life Sciences

Head: Dr. Thomas Bach (provisional)
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Ernst-Haeckel-Haus
Berggasse 7
07745 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49500
Fax: 03641 9-49502  
E-mail: ernsthaeckelhaus@uni-jena.de                                                                                                               

Homepage History and Philosophy of Life Sciences

Archäogenetik

Leiter: Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause
Anschrift: 
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Department of Archaeogenetics
Kahlaische Straße 10
07745 Jena

Telefon: 03641 686-600
E-Mail: krause@shh.mpg.de                                                                                                              

Homepage Department of Archaeogenetics

Matthias Schleiden Institute of Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Botany Show content

Director: Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag

Homepage Matthias Schleiden Institute

Research at the Matthias Schleiden Institute is done in the spirit of Schleiden: with a focus on cells, in an interdisciplinary way and questioning dogmas. In the areas of General and Molecular Botany, research at the institute is done on light-regulated  processes and the circadian clock in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and on the secondary metabolism of algae and their interactions with bacteria, among other topics. In Plant physiology, the symbiosis between plants and fungi under normal and stress conditions are in the focus. Genetic research in the institute deals with transcription factors controlling flower development, with mechanisms of gene regulation in Bacillus subtilis and other topics. Bioinformatics studies include mathematical modelling and computer simulation of biological processes such as metabolism and host-pathogen interactions. Numerous projects have an interdisciplinary character, for example, the mathematical description of the complexity of fatty acids and polyketides, computer simulation of circadian rhythms and of the nitrogen metabolism in algae or the application of game theory in molecular and cell biology.  

The Matthias Schleiden Institute of Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Botany has three working areas:

  • Genetics (Prof. Dr. G. Theißen)
  • Bioinformatics (Prof. Dr. S. Schuster)
  • Molecular botany (Prof. Dr. M. Mittag)
Institute of Microbiology Show content

Director: Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe

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Applied and Ecological Microbiology

The department essentially studies the degradation of natural compounds as well as xenobiotics by anaerobic bacteria or aerobic fungi, respectively. The studies mainly focus on vitamin B12-dependent enzymes of the energy metabolism that are involved in the anoxic ether cleavage or the reductive dechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons as an energy conserving process. The biochemical principles of these reactions as well as their energetics, molecular biology, and regulation are investigated.

Homepage Applied and Ecological Microbiology

General Microbiology

The main focus of interest is the understanding of development and molecular signaling in sexual and parasitic interactions of zygomycetes. We are mainly using a basal model system within this taxon addressing the mechanisms of cellular communication between interacting partners.

Homepage General Microbiology

Microbial Communication

The research concerns the mating type loci which encode pheromone receptors of the seven transmembrane domain family and their ligands, lipopeptide pheromones. Host and substrate specificity are investigated with fungi of the genus Tricholoma that are able to form a mutual symbiotic relationship with trees. Using fingerprinting techniques over 100 genes specifically induced during establishing and function of the symbiotic tissues could be detected.  Streptomycetes from a heavy metal containing site of the former uranium mining site Wismut in Eastern Thuringia are used to determine the mechanisms of heavy metal resistance in this group of important soil microbes.

Homepage Microbial Communication

Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Research aims to elucidate the pathobiology of A. fumigatus, including the areas of physiology/biochemistry, signal transduction, improvement of genetic techniques, genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, glycoconjugates, pathogen/host interaction and an animal model. Fungi produce numerous of secondary metabolites. Some of these compounds are used as antibiotics or as immunosuppressants. Besides the identification and characterisation of novel microorganisms producing secondary metabolites, recent research has aimed at elucidating the molecular regulation of the biosyntheses of secondary metabolites.

Homepage Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC)

The Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC) was founded via fusion of the microbial collections of the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute and University of Jena on 1st of October, 2010.

Homepage Jena Microbial Resource Collection (JMRC)

Institute of Ecology and Evolution Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr. Stefan Halle

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TheInstitute of Ecology and Evolutionconsists of:

  • Professorship of Ecology (Prof. Halle)
  • Professorship of Population Ecology (Prof. Schielzeth)
  • Professorship of Systematic Botany (Prof. Hellwig)
    • Botanic Garden Jena

    • Herbarium Haussknecht

  • Professorship of Biodiversity of Plants (Prof. Römermann)

In addition, the Botanical Garden Jenade uand the Herbarium Haussknecht belong to the institute.

Professorship of Ecology

Head: Prof. Dr. Stefan Halle
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49400
Fax: 03641 9-49402
E-mail: stefan.halle@uni-jena.de

Homepage Ecology

Professorship of Population Ecology

Head: Prof. Dr. Holger Schielzeth
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49410
Fax: 03641 9-49
E-mail: holger.schielzeth@uni-jena.de

Homepage Population Ecology

Professorship of Systematic Botany

Head: Prof. Dr. Frank Hellwig
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Spezielle Botanik
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49250
Fax: 03641 9-49252
E-mail: Frank.Hellwig@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematic Botanyde

Professorship of Biodiversity of Plants

Head: Prof. Dr. Christine Römermann
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Biodiversität der Pflanzen
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49985
Fax: 03641 9-49252
E-mail: christine.roemermann@uni-jena.de

Homepage Biodiversity of Plantsde

Institute of Biodiversity Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel

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The Institute of Biodiversityconsists of:

  • Professorship of Aquatic Geomicrobiology (Prof. Kirsten Küsel)
  • Professorship of Interaction Ecology (Prof. Nicole M. van Dam)
  • Professorship of Biodiversity Theory (Prof. Ulrich Brose)
  • Professorship of Ecosystem Services (Prof. Aletta Bonn)

Aquatic Geomicrobiology

Head: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biodiversität
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena 

Phone: 03641 9-49461
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-mail: kirsten.kuesel@uni-jena.de

Homepage Aquatic Geomicrobiology

Molecuar Interaction Ecology

Head: Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam
Phone: 0341 9733165
E-mail: nicole.vandam@idiv.de

Homepage Molecular Interaction Ecology

Theory in Biodiversity Science

Head: Prof. Ulrich Brose 
Phone: 0341 9733205
E-mail: ulrich.brose@idiv.de

Homepage Theory in Biodiversity Science 

Ecosystem Services

Head: Prof. Dr. Aletta Bonn
Phone: 0341 9733153
E-mail: aletta.bonn@idiv.de

Homepage Ecosystem Services

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Heinzel

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The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of:

Institute of Nutritional Sciences Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr.Stefan Lorkowski

Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ernährungswissenschaften
Dornburger Str. 24-29
07743 Jena

E-Mail: iew@uni-jena.de

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The Institute of Nutritional Sciences was established in 1990 and is now part of the Faculty of Biological Sciences. Research at the institute is on various aspects of nutrition, including nutritional toxicology, nutritional (bio)chemistry, nutritional physiology and nutrigenomics, as well as basic and applied human nutrition.

Major research areas include

  • the development, prevention and intervention of diet-related diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis
  • (patho)physiological and (patho)biochemical aspects of micronutrient homeostasis and macronutrient metabolism (including fatty acids, dietary fiber and others)
  • age/aging-related alterations in diet and metabolism.

Approx. 500 students are enrolled in the Bachelor's and Master's programs in Nutritional Sciences offered at the institute.

Institute of Pharmacy Show content

Executive director: Prof. Dr. Oliver Werz

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Pharmacy is a multidisciplinary, natural scientific discipline. The academic training of future pharmacists, as well as research on new active agents and drugs are the main focus at the chairs of the institute of pharmacy. A successfully completed course of studies in pharmacy at a university, which has been passed with a state examination, enables the issuances of the approbation, which is the prerequisite for work that is performed independently and with personal responsibility within various areas of activity. The websites of the institute provide information about admission requirements for a study of pharmacy, the content of teaching, the occupational profile of a pharmacist and about the institute and the staff itself.

The Institute of Pharmacy consists of:

  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical Biology (Prof. T. Winckler)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical Microbiology (Prof. D. Hoffmeister)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical / Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. O. Werz)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Prof. G. Scirba)
  • Professorship of Pharmazeutical technology and Biopharmacy (Prof. D. Fischer)
  • Professorship of Phospholipids in Drug Development (Prof. P. Luciani)
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