Research Training Groups

The Graduate School of Excellence 'JSMC' awards PhD fellowships to highly qualified young scientists from all over the world to enable them to conduct scientific research at one of the research institutions of the JSMC network.

In addition, JSMC is an umbrella organization for three Graduate Research Training Groups in Jena. It conceptually unites the different research areas of these groups (microbial communities, interactions with plant, animal and human hosts, and environmental interactions) into a comprehensive picture of microbial communication.

Through the JSMC, the research institutions involved in the training programs of these groups are tightly integrated. Scientific and educational resources are used jointly, thus enhancing efficiency.