FSU-IAP_Robert Keil receives one of the first Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Carl Zeiss the Ernst Abbe Fund tendered the “Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers" this year.

This prize should dignify promising young scientists in the field of optics and photonics, who have published outstanding scientific work in an internationally recognized scientific journal at least in the first three years after their graduation.  more...
Fraunhofer IOF_Space optics from Jena shown at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016
The International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin takes a leading role for the entire aerospace world: from 1 – 4 June, ILA is the meeting point for deci-sion-makers from politics, economy, science and research for target-oriented exchange. This year’s main topics are "Sustainability" and "Technological Innovations". Therefore Fraunhofer IOF will present freeform- and metalop-tics for space research. more...
MPI-CE_Stick insects produce bacterial enzymes themselves
Many animals depend on their microbiome to digest their food. Symbiotic microorganisms produce enzymes their hosts cannot, and these work alone or together with the animals’ own enzymes to break down their food. Many plant-feeding insects need microbial enzymes, such as pectinases, that degrade plant cell walls; yet some insects have overcome this dependency in a surprising way. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, found that stick insects make microbial enzymes themselves. From an ancestral gut microbe, the genes for the essential enzymes simply “jumped” as they are to their insect host. The researchers report this newly discovered “horizontal gene transfer” in a paper recently published in Scientific Reports. (Scientific Reports, May 2016, DOI: 10.1038/srep26388) more...
The Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V. is a registered association. It reflects the respective interests of the institutions assembled on the Beutenberg, a hill near Jena which boasts major research establishments, a couple of start-up centres, and an operating unit providing services. This setup is to ensure that the scientific and technological synergy that has been developed can be utilised by all members of this conglomerate.

Board meeting of the Campus Association, Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V.
The next board meeting is planned for March, 2017 in the Abbe Center Building at the Beutenberg Campus.

Forsche Schüler Tag
Every year the Beutenberg Campus invites schoolchildren to a research day where they can get to know the scientists’ working world. The invitation is parallel to Girls’ Day.
With the 'Forsche Schüler' project, 'School Scientists' from the 8th year onwards can look behind the scenes of research and ‘try out’ science. Schoolchildren can choose from a multitude of offers in the physical and life sciences, exactly in keeping with the campus motto ‘Life Science meets Physics’. Beutenberg’s many institutes offer taster workshops allowing schoolchildren to do experiments and discover science for themselves.

Forsche Schüler
The next event in the "Noble Talks" series will be organised on December 01, 2016, 17:00 in the Abbe Center Building at the Beutenberg Campus. The speaker is Prof. Dr. Karsten Danzmann, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover/Potsdam.

Campus Map and Portrayal of Individual Institutes
Click here for an enlarged map. Detailed information on individual institutes can be found here...