The Gutenberg Teaching Council aims at improving teaching and academic teaching skills at JGU with a particular focus on further innovating and developing research orientation, interdisciplinarity, internationality, and professional orientation.
Juggle is a network, which facilitates scientific exchange and cooperation among researchers in the life sciences in Mainz. It is concerned with topics such as visibilty and career options for junior group leaders.
The GYR is a central scientific unit of JGU that supports the interdisciplinary exchange among junior researchers. Additionally, it develops new concepts and provides financial support for junior researchers.
In this research focus different disciplines within the natural sciences collaborate with mathematics and IT-technologies. The objective is to further develop simulation techniques. The focus is supported by the the federal state Rhineland Palatinate.
Jun. Prof. Dr. Susanne Gerber assumed her assistant professorship in Bioinformatics in the winter term 2015/2016. Her work is focused on the computation of relations between categorical data sets and their application to genomics.
Although stingless bees do not have a sting to fend off enemies, they are nonetheless able to defend their hives against attacks. Only four years ago it was discovered that a Brazilian bee species, the Jatai bee, has a soldier caste.
The working group Zischler shows that the recombination gene PRDM9 in tarsiers has been inoperable at times. They furthermore investigate the section – even though highly variable – with respect to the kinship of the Sulawesian population.
Specific Talks are announced regulary by the institues of FB10 and can additionally be foud in the internal calender as well as on the linked website. IMB also announces talks on their website which can be found by following the link.
The student representation and the Faculty of Biology host a graduation ceremony twice a year. Those students who graduated within six months before the ceremony can participate. Registration opens in January 2020.
Scientists at the iOME of FB10, in collaboration with researchers from the MPI for Chemical Ecology and cooperation partners in Hamburg and Japan, have the symbiotic bacteria 's contribution to the unusual lifestyle and diet of the Reed beetle examined. Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth explains that the reed beetles can open up new niches thanks to the symbiosis bacteria. So symbionts expand the ecological potential of their host, but what's even more exciting is that they can also limit their adaptability
The Dean's Office, the study office and the biology examination office remain closed to the public
The closure for public has been in force since March 18, 2020. Bachelor, master theses and dissertations can be sent to the Biology Examination Office by post, house mail or as a PDF. The Dean's Office, Study Office and Examination Office can still be reached during office hours by email or phone. These regulations apply until the beginning of the winter semester.
A new English Master's programme has been established at the Faculty of Biology for the winter term 2020/2021 in cooperation with Faculty 09. Further information about the programme, such as the course of study and the preliminary module manual, can be found on our website for the Master Program (click on more >> below) and our flyer, which is available for download there. At the same time, the Bachelor's degree programme Molecular Biotechnology will be established at Faculty 09 for the winter semester 2020/2021, in which the Faculty of Biology is involved.
With his working group at the iDN of FB10 Prof. Dr. Heine researches exactly how the exchange processes between the synapses work. The properties of synapses in neurons are constantly changing - this is known as synaptic plasticity. Together with Dr. David Holcman, research director at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Heine has shown in a contribution for the journal Trends in Neurosciences how nanodomains help shape neuronal communication.
Teaching in FB10 in summer term 2020: Information for first-year students and other students
Welcome to the Faculty of Biology at JGU for the summer term 2020. The lecture period in the summer semester started on April 20, 2020. Under the prevailing exceptional conditions, the usual courses cannot currently be held. We have alternative courses. Lecture notes, literature lists and seminar content are compiled, which are available online. In addition, lectures are streamed and video recordings are provided. Practical, experimental exercises have to be outsourced and modified and, if possible, also moved to the lecture-free period. Concepts for this are currently being developed. To compensate, additional exercises will be put online and discussed. Experimental bachelor's and master's theses will soon be able to be carried out again in limited capacity if the university management approves the corresponding plans with distance and hygiene measures. Examination modalities have already been adapted to the changed conditions, so that there are no further disadvantages for you. We will inform you about changes in the situation by system message and on the homepage of the Department of Biology.
As social insects, ants are particularly dependent on optimizing their communication in order to ward off enemies and to recognize individuals from their own colony. They must also protect themselves against desiccation. Their bodies are covered with wax-like substances known as cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) that serve both purposes – communication and protection against desiccation. The publication of the Menzel group Menzel decipehers for the first time the physical properties of cuticular hydrocarbons.