May 2020

Viruses in nature: contagious, destructive, and yet still useful

During the corona pandemic, most people probably see viruses as dangerous pathogens. However, the tiny infectious particles play an important part in very different ecosystems and regulate global cycles. In this interview, bioinformatician Prof. Dr Manja Marz and chemist Prof. Dr Georg Pohnert shed light on the roles of viruses in nature. Read More »Viruses in nature: contagious, destructive, and yet still useful

Letter from the Presidium: Mastering the challenges of the semester together

Dear students, Since the start of the semester, we have been experiencing what is probably the most extraordinary semester ever at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. It started in lockdown, which had the goal to prevent further COVID-19 infections among students and employees of the university and in the city. Read More »Letter from the Presidium: Mastering the challenges of the semester together