PhD student Gizem Cinar and PD Dr Ivo Nischang experiment in a laboratory at the Jena Center for Soft Matter.

Research projects

Ongoing projects in the framework of structured programmes
PhD student Gizem Cinar and PD Dr Ivo Nischang experiment in a laboratory at the Jena Center for Soft Matter.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

Here you can find a selection of ongoing coordinated research projects and networks involving the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. The following link provides further information on the research of the entire Friedrich Schiller University.

Some research projects in brief

Petri dish with bacteria of the group Maribacter sp. in a laboratory at the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse
The aim of the Cluster of Excellence is to explore the dynamic balances of microbial communities from the molecular level to complex ecosystems.

Some ongoing research projects at a glance

Projects funded through the Excellence Initiative Expand entry

The Faculty is involved in the following projects funded through the Excellence Initiative

Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse

DFG Research Centres Expand entry

The Faculty is involved in the following DFG Research Centre:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv

DFG National Research Data Infrastructure Expand entry

NFDI4Chem
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Christoph Steinbeck

DFG Collaborative Research Centres Expand entry

The following DFG Collaborative Research Centres are coordinated by members of the Faculty:

SFB 1076 AquaDiva: Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel, Prof. Dr Kai Uwe Totsche, Prof Susan Trumbore, PhD

SFB 1127 ChemBioSys: Chemical Mediators in Complex Biosystems
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Christian Hertweck, Prof. Dr Georg Pohnert

SFB 1278 Poly-Target: Polymer-based nanoparticle libraries for targeted anti-inflammatory strategies
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Ulrich S. Schubert

SFB / TR 234 CataLIGHT: Light-driven Molecular Catalysts in Hierarchically Structured Materials - Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Benjamin Dietzek-Ivanšić (University Jena), Prof. Dr Sven Rau (University Ulm)

The Faculty is involved in further DFG Collaborative Research Centres:

SFB 1375 NOA: Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic Scales
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Ulf Peschel

Completed DFG Collaborative Research Centre

SFB/TR 166 ReceptorLight: High-end light microscopy elucidates membrane receptor function (2015-2020)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Klaus Benndorf

SFB 436 Metal-Mediated Reactions Modeled after Nature (1997-2006)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr Matthias Westerhausen

DFG Priority Programmes Expand entry
DFG Research Units Expand entry
EU Projects Expand entry
BMBF Projects, BMWi Projects Expand entry
Other funding institutions Expand entry
Carl Zeiss Foundation

Smart substrates: Switchable interfaces based on multiresponsive hybrid materials
Coordinator: Prof. Dr-Ing Lothar Wondraczek

Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)

Vitrimere – a new class of smart materials for the sustainable use of polymeric materials
Coordinatior: Prof. Dr Ulrich S. Schubert

Federal State Thuringia

WOM – Weltoffen miteinander arbeiten in Thüringen. Maßnahmen zur Steigerung der personalpolitischen Zukunftsfähigkeit Thüringer Unternehmen de
Coordinator: Prof. Dr Sebastian Henn, Prof. Dr Jürgen Bolten, Prof. Dr Silke Übelmesser

Leibniz Community

Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics – Combating infectious diseases with advanced optical methods
Board: Prof. Dr Marc Thilo Figge (Spokesperson), Prof. Dr Jürgen Popp, Prof. Dr Erika Kothe, Prof. Dr Andreas Tünnermann

Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe - Global Area