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Institutes of the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Institute of Zoology and Evolutionary Research

Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Martin S. Fischer Institut fuer Zoologie

Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 949140
Fax: 03641 9-49142
E-Mail:

Office: Sandra Rüdiger
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Professorship of Systematic Zoology und Evolutionary: Prof. Dr. Martin S. FischerPhyletischesMuseum

Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Lehrstuhl Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie
Erbertstr. 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49140
Fax: 03641 9-49142
E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.speziellezoologie.uni-jena.de/

Ernst Haeckel founded the phyletic museum in 1907. The name of the institution is unique - it derives from phylogenesis, hence tribal history. Haeckel himself coined the term. Tribal history is the foundation of the permanent exhibition: The goal is not only to exhibit interesting, spectacular or important animals, but also to show their relationship among themselves and to understand humankind as a part of evolution. Man is, from a phylogenetic perspective, not only man, but beyond that also a primate, a vertebrate and a multicellular organism. The special exhibitions are devoted to current topics with a connection to evolution, as well as aesthetic and artistic topics and furthermore issues on invasion and conservation biology with social relevance. The building is under monument protection. It was built in 1908 in art nouveau and the tympanum once more holds the two terms ontogenesis and phylogenesis since 2008.


Arbeitsgruppe Biologiedidaktik: apl. Prof. Uwe HoßfeldBienenhaus

Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Zoologie und Evolutionsforschung
Arbeitsgruppe Biologiedidaktik
Am Steiger 3, Bienenhaus
07743 Jena

Office: Sandra Golke-Stiebritz
Office hours:
Monday 8-13 Uhr and Thursday 8-13 Uhr
Phone:
03641 9-49490
Fax: 03641 9-49492

E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.biodidaktik.uni-jena.de/



Consultation-hour apl. Prof. Dr. Uwe Hoßfeld     

Thursday 9:30 - 11:00

Didactics of biology is the science of teaching biological content and methodoloy. The central component of this branch of study is the education of future Biology teachers. Goal is to advance biological knowledge, and assure the effectiveness of teaching. A high-quality education of biology teachers is necessary in order to achieve these goals.


Geschichte und Philosophie der Naturwissenschaften
Executive Director:
Dr. Thomas Bach (temporary)
Adress:
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:                                                                                                                        
Homepage: http://www.ehh.uni-jena.de/
Haeckel Haus 





Matthias Schleiden Institute of Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Botany

Our new homepage:

http://www.schleiden.uni-jena.de


Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag

Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Matthias-Schleiden-Institut für Genetik, Bioinformatik und Molekulare Botanik
Am Planetarium 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49201
Fax: 03641 9-49202
E-Mail:




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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.   
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Institute of Microbiology

Executive Director:: Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Mikrobiologie
Neugasse 25
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49300
Fax: 03641 9-49302
E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.mikrobiologie.uni-jena.de/cms/index.php/en


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.



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General Microbiology and Microbe Genetics

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.
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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.


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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.

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Photo: HKI/Krumnow
     

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.
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Institute of Ecology and Evolution


Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Stefan Halle
Adress Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena Phone: 03641 9-49461
Fax: 03641 9-49402
E-Mail:                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Oekologie Dornburger Strasse 159 

The Institute for Ecology and Evolution consists in:

Professorship of Ecology (Prof. Halle)

Professorship of Population Ecology (Prof. Schielzeth)

Professorship for Systematic Botany(Prof. Hellwig)

Professorship of Biodiversity of Plants (Prof. Römermann)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Professorship of Ecology
Anschrift:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Telefon: 03641 9-49461
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-Mail:


Professorship of Population Ecology
Anschrift:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Telefon: 03641 9-49410
Fax:       03641 9-49
E-Mail:
Homepage:http://www.popecol.uni-jena.de/

Professorship for Systematic Botany
Anschrift:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Spezielle Botanik
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena

Telefon: 03641 9-49250
Fax: 03641 9-49252

Spezielle Botanik

E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.spezbot.uni-jena.de/


Professorship of Biodiversity of Plants
Anschrift:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ökologie und Evolution
Biodiversität der Pflanzen
Philosophenweg 16
07743 Jena

Telefon: 03641 9-49985
Fax: 03641 9-49
E-Mail:
Homepage:
http://www.spezbot.uni-jena.de/plant-biodiversity/


The systematic botany with Herbarium Haussknecht was founded as a division from the institute of botany on the 1st April 1949. The most prominent researchers, who worked and taught at the predecessor institute, were Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Eduard Strasburger, Nathanael Pringsheim, Ernst Stahl, and Otto Renner. Founding director of the institute of systematic botany was Otto Schwarz. The botanical garden, in its current location, was laid out by August Johann Georg Carl Batsch and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; as an institution it was subordinated to the ministry of the Grand-Duchy Saxony-Weimar until the end of the monarchy. The director of the ministry was the ordinary of botany simultaneously. Eventually the Herbarium Haussknecht goes back to a private foundation from Karl Haussknecht in 1896. In 1923 it became part of the university and in 1948 it was transferred to Jena.

Institute of Biodiversity

Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel
Adress: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biodiversität
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49461
Fax:     03641 9-49402
E-Mail:


Das Institute of Biodiversity consists in:

Professorship of Aquatic Geomicrobiology (Prof. Küsel)

Professorship of Interaction Ecology (Prof. van Dam)

Professorship of Biodiversity Theory (Prof. Brose)

Professorship of Ecosystem Services (Prof. Bonn)


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

Phone: 03641 9-49461
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.geomicrobiology.de/


Interaction Ecology
Head: Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biodiversität
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49400
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-Mail: nicole.vandam_at_idiv.de
Homepage: https://www.idiv.de/de/gruppen_und_personen/kerngruppen/molekulare_interaktionsoekologie.html



Biodiversity Theory
Head: Prof. Ulrich Brose
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biodiversität
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-4900
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-Mail: ulrich.brose_at_idiv.de
Homepage:
https://www.idiv.de/de/gruppen_und_personen/kerngruppen/biodiversitaetstheorie.html


Ecosystem Services
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biodiversität
Dornburger Str. 159
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49400
Fax:       03641 9-49402
E-Mail: aletta.bonn_at_idiv.de
Homepage: https://www.idiv.de/de/gruppen_und_personen/kerngruppen/oekosystemleistungen.html

Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Torsten Heinzel
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biochemie und Biophysik
Hans-Knöll-Str.2
07745 Jena

Phone: 03641 949350
E-Mail:

Homepage:
http://www.cmb.uni-jena.de/index.php/biochemistry-and-biophysics


The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of the following facilities:                                   

Institutsdirektor: Prof. Dr. Torsten Heinzel
Anschrift:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Biochemie und Biophysik
Hans-Knöll-Str.2
07745 Jena


Institute of Nutritional Sciences

Executive Director: Prof. Dr. Lars-Oliver KlotzDornburger Strasse 25
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Ernähungswissenschaften
Dornburger Str. 24
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49670
Fax: 03641 9-49672
E-Mail:



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

(i) the development, prevention and intervention of diet-related diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis

(ii) (patho)physiological and (patho)biochemical aspects of micronutrient homeostasis and macronutrient metabolism (including fatty acids, dietary fiber and others)

(iii) age/aging-related alterations in diet and metabolism.

 

Teaching:

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





Institute of Pharmacy

Executive Director:: Prof. Dr. Oliver WerzIAAC
Adress:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institute of Pharmacy
Philosophenweg 14
07743 Jena

Phone: 03641 9-49800
Fax: 03641 9-49802
E-Mail:
Homepage: http://www.pharmazie.uni-jena.de/pha/en/


The institutes are divided into the following fields of activities:

·        Chair of pharmaceutical biology

·        Chair of pharmaceutical/medical chemistry

·        Chair of pharmaceutical technology

·        Chair of pharmaceutical microbiology


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.