1st JSMC Symposium


The Graduate School of Excellence ‚Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)' holds its annual symposium to foster exchange among its scientists and between its scientists and industry partners. Moreover, the JSMC Symposium highlights the exceptional significance of biotechnology in science and industry in the city of Jena.

The PhD Students of JSMC presented their research projects and discussed their results. Representatives of the JSMC partner companies gave their perspectives of potential for exchange with JSMC and outlined their envisaged requirement profiles for postgraduates from JSMC. Poster sessions provided opportunities to exchange ideas and to establish contacts for collaborations.

Invited guest speakers were:

  • Prof. Dr. Leo Eberl, University of Zurich, member of the international JSMC Advisory Board.
  • Dr. Wolfgang Meier, Thuringian Ministry of Education
  • Prof. Dr. Amélie Mummendey, Vice?Rector for the Jena Graduate Academy (JGA)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank H. Hellwig, Vice?Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy at the Friedrich Schiller University
  • Dr. Guido Seidel, Head of Process Development / Biologics, Wacker Biotech GmbH, Jena
  • Dr. Bernhard Ohnesorge, VP & General Manager BioSciences Division, Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH, Jena
  • Dr. Marc Lehmann, Director Microbiology, SIRS?Lab GmbH, Jena
  • Claus Knippschild, Biosolutions - Research and Development, Analytik Jena AG
Prof. Dr. Amélie Mummendey
Prof. Dr. Frank Hellwig
Dr. Wolfgang Meier
Dr. Bernhard Ohnesorge
Dr. Marc Lehmann
Claus Knippschild
Prof. Dr. Leo Eberl
JSMC_Symposium_2008_Program.pdf394 K
JSMC_Symposium_2008_Press_Release_German.pdf340 K