Geoscientists of the University of Jena work on a drilling platform on the Laacher See.

Research projects

Ongoing projects in the framework of structured programmes
Geoscientists of the University of Jena work on a drilling platform on the Laacher See.
Image: Christoph Worsch

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.

Ongoing research projects at a glance

Projects funded through the Excellence Initiative Show content

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

Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)

Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse

DFG Research Centres Show content

The Faculty is involved in the following DFG Research Centre:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv

DFG Collaborative Research Centres Show content

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

SFB 1076 AquaDiva: Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeospherede
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

The Faculty is involved in further DFG Collaborative Research Centres:

SFB/TR 166 ReceptorLight: High-end light microscopy elucidates membrane receptor function

SFB / TR 234 CataLIGHT: Light-driven Molecular Catalysts in Hierarchically Structured Materials - Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies

SFB 1375 NOA: Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic Scalesde

DFG Priority Programmes Show content
DFG Research Units Show content
EU Projects Show content
BMBF Projects Show content

Video collection

Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere
Short film about the CRC AquaDiva
Into the Microverse
Short film about the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse
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