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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

Director: Prof Dr Martin S. Fischer

Homepage of the institute de

The Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology constists of:

  • Professorship of Animal Physiology
  • Professorship of Archaeogenetics
  • Professorship of History and Philosophy of Life Sciences
  • Professorship of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professorship of Systematic Zoology
  • Didactics of Biology

Animal Physiology

Head: Prof Dr Manuela Nowotny
Address: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Tierphysiologe
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49160
Email: manuela.nowotny@uni-jena.de

Homepage Animal Physiology

Archaeogenetics

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

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 686-600
Email: krause@eva.mpg.de                                                                                                              

Homepage Department of Archaeogenetics

Didactics of Biology

Head: apl. Prof Dr 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:
+49 (0) 3641 9-49490
Email: s.golke-stiebritz@uni-jena.de

Homepage Didactic of Biology de

History and Philosophy of  Natural Sciences with the emphasis on Life Sciences

Head: Prof Dr Christina Brandt
Address:
 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Ernst-Haeckel-Haus
Berggasse 7
07745 Jena

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49500
Email: ernsthaeckelhaus@uni-jena.de

Homepage History and Philosophy of Life Sciences de

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: +49 (0) 3641 9-49140
Email: Martin.Fischer@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology de

Systematic Zoology

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

Phoe: +49 (0) 3641 9-49160
Email: lennart.olsson@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematoc Zoology de

Systematic Zoology and Entomology (former group)

Head: Prof Dr Rolf Beutel
Email: Rolf.Beutel@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systemic Zoology and Entomology de

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

Director: Prof Dr Stefan Schuster

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 Günter Theißen)
  • Bioinformatics (Prof Dr Stefan Schuster)
  • Molecular botany (Prof Dr Maria Mittag)
Institute of Microbiology Show content

Director: Prof Dr Erika Kothe

Homepage of the institute

Microbes interact in highly complex organismic associations through the continuous exchange of chemical signals. These signals are often, but not solely, low molecular weight compounds produced by one partner and taken up and decoded by another (e.g. as attractant or repellent, as a pheromone for induction of sexual development in fungi, for quorum sensing in biofilm generation, for parasitic or mutually beneficial symbioses etc.). Chemical communication thus is the basis for the generation of homo- or heterogenic organismic interactions, e.g. with plants in the rhizo- or phyllosphere, with animals or man, or in multitrophic consortia in soil. Therefore, it is essential to unravel communication processes at the cellular level in detail which is possible using microbes as model systems. The spatial and temporal distribution of interacting networks will provide insight into microbial consortia and their interactive networks which will lead to applications, e.g., in nature conservancy (by elimination of contaminants), in agriculture (to improve yield and allow for higher stress tolerance), in medicine (biosynthesis of antiinfectives) or for biotechnological applications (like using quorum sensing in production of natural compounds for pharmacy of nutrition), just to name a few.

The Institute of Microbiology consists of:

  • Professorship of Applied Systems Biology (Prof Dr Marc Thilo Figge)
  • Professorship of General Microbiology (Prof Dr Kai Papenfort)
  • Professorship of Infection Biology (Prof Dr Peter Zipfel)
  • Professorship of Microbial Immunology (Prof Dr Ilse Denise Jacobsen)
  • Professorship of Microbial Interactions (Prof Dr Christian Jogler)
  • Professorship of Microbial Communication (Prof Dr Erika Kothe)
  • Professorship of Microbial Pathogenicity (Prof Dr Bernhard Hube)
  • Professorship of Microbiology and Molecular Biology (Prof Dr Axel Brakhage)
  • Professorship of Microbiome Sciences (Prof Dr Christina Warinner)
  • Professorship of Molecular Phytopathology (Prof Dr Philipp Franken)
  • Professorship of Natural Product Chemistry (Prof Dr Christian Hertweck)
  • Professorship of Synthetic Biotechnology (Prof Dr Miriam Agler-Rosenbaum
  • Jena Microbial Resource Collection - JMRC (PD Dr Kerstin Voigt)
  • Research Group Anaerobic Microbiology (Dr Torsten Schubert)
  • Junior Research Group Bacterial RNA Biology (Dr Kathrin Fröhlich)
  • Junior Research Group Plant Microbiosis (Dr Matthew Agler)
Institute of Ecology and Evolution Show content

Executive director: Prof Dr Frank Hellwig

Homepage de

The Institute of Ecology and Evolution consists of:

  • Professorship of Biodiversity of Plants
  • Professorship of Ecology
  • Professorship of Population
  • Professorship of Systematic Botany
    • Botanic Garden Jena
    • Herbarium Haussknecht

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

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: +49 (0) 3641 9-49985
Email: christine.roemermann@uni-jena.de

Homepage Biodiversity of Plants de

Ecology

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

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49400
Email: stefan.halle@uni-jena.de

Homepage Ecology

Population Ecology

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

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49410
Email: holger.schielzeth@uni-jena.de

Homepage Population Ecology

Systematic Botany

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

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49250
Email: Frank.Hellwig@uni-jena.de

Homepage Systematic Botany de

Institute of Biodiversity Show content

Director: Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel

Homepage of the institute de

The Institute of Biodiversityconsists of:

  • Professorship of Aquatic Geomicrobiology
  • Professorship of Theory in Biodiversity Science
  • Professorship of Ecosystem Services
  • Professorship of Interaction Ecology

Aquatic Geomicrobiology

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

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 9-49461
Email: kirsten.kuesel@uni-jena.de

Homepage Aquatic Geomicrobiology

Ecosystem Services

Head: Prof Dr Aletta Bonn
Phone: +49 (0) 341 9733153
E-mail: aletta.bonn@idiv.de

Homepage Ecosystem Services

Molecular Interaction Ecology

Head: Prof Dr Nicole van Dam
Phone: +49 (0) 341 9733165
E-mail: nicole.vandam@idiv.de

Homepage Molecular Interaction Ecology

Theory in Biodiversity Science

Head: Prof Dr Ulrich Brose 
Phone: +49 (0) 341 9733205
E-mail: ulrich.brose@idiv.de

Homepage Theory in Biodiversity Science 

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Show content

Director: Prof Dr Stefan Heinemann

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The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of:

Institute of Nutritional Sciences Show content

Director: Prof Dr Stefan Lorkowski

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

Email: iew@uni-jena.de

Homepage of the institute de

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 programmes in Nutritional Sciences offered at the institute.

Institute of Pharmacy Show content

Director: Prof Dr Dirk Hoffmeister

Homepage of the institute

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 Thomas Winckler)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical Microbiology (Prof Dirk Hoffmeister)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical / Medicinal Chemistry (Prof Oliver Werz)
  • Professorship of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Prof Gerhard Scirba)
  • Professorship of Pharmazeutical Technology and Biopharmacy (N.N.)
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