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 until June 21, 2019 is mandatory for the event.
Microbial spoilage of stored food is not only a problem for humans. Beewolves, who store large provisions of paralyzed honey bees for their larvae, are also endangered by mold fungi. In the recent eLife publication Dr. Engl and colleagues from Mainz and Regensburg found an extraordinary defense mechanisms: eggs of this digger wasp release high concentrations of the radical gas nitric oxide that downright sterilize the entire brood cell shortly after oviposition.
Mit der offiziellen Auszeichnung als Projekt der UN-Dekade Biologische Vielfalt wurde am Internationalen Tag der Biene, das Engagement der Arbeitsgruppe Didaktik der Biologie am iomE des FB10 gewürdigt, die Vielfalt von Wildbienenarten und ihre Gefährdung im Unterricht der Schulfächer Naturwissenschaften und Biologie auf innovative Weise zu vermitteln. Glückwunsch!
The four story tall building on the campus of JGU will be adjacent to BioCenter I. From autumn 2020 the BioCenter II will provide space for around 300 people working in the Institute of Molecular Physiology, the Biochemistry (FB09) and the Institut für Biotechnologie und Wirkstoff-Forschung (IBWF gGmbH).
The DFG will provide around 5 Million Euro to establish the research and training program of GenEvo at the Faculty of Biology over the next few years. The goal of GenEvo is to gain a better understanding of the Evolution of complex gene regulatory Systems. Within GenEvo the Faculty of Biology collaborates with the IMB. Therefore, Prof. Foitzik (FB10) as well as Prof. Ketting (IMB) will be the speakers of GenEvo.
A research team led by Prof. Lemke from the Institute of Molecular Physiology has engineered a designer organelle in a living mammalian cell in a new complex biological translation process. The created membraneless organelle can build proteins from natural and synthetic amino acids carrying new functionalities.
T. americanus is a slavemaking ant found in northeastern America. These tiny social insects neither rear their offspring nor search for food themselves. Instead, they raid nests of another ant species, Temnothorax longispinosus, kidnap their larvae and pupae to bring these back to their own nest. Biologists of the Foitzik group examined the special relationship between the parasites and their host and made an exciting discovery..