In the science landscape of Jena, research and expertise in the area of ageing is concentrated within the smallest space. The topic ageing and ageing-related diseases is a defined focus of the Faculty of Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) as well as various research associations. This enables a close, interdisciplinary and cross-institutional cooperation of scientists and thus offers an excellent research environment.
The Else Kröner Promotionskolleg JSAM integrates in the existing scientific infrastructure on the topic ageing in Jena:
As an interdisciplinary umbrella organization it comprises the six graduate programs: the graduate program Experimental Medicine organized by the Interdisciplinary Center of Clinical Research (IZKF) of the Jena University Hospital, the research training group of the Center for Sepsis Control & Care (CSCC-RTG), the DFG research training groups RTG 2155 ProMoAge and RTG 1715Adaptive Stress Responses, the Leibniz Graduate School on Ageing and Age-Related Diseases (LGSA) of the Leibniz Institute on Ageing - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) and the Jena School for Ageing Medicine (JSAM) funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung
First national research institute in Germany focusing on biomedical research on human aging
Coordination of structured research-oriented qualification programs for doctoral students (Leibniz Graduate School on Aging, LGSA) and postdocs (Postdoc Network "Aging-induced impairments of regeneration and stem cell functionality – RegenerAging", SAW 2015)
Umbrella structure for support of research into ageing
Close cooperation of the Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) with the Jena University Hospital (UKJ), the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Biology/Pharmacy and the Faculty of Mathematics/Informatics of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena as well as the company Carl Zeiss Jena
Goal: Analysis of age-related (organ) dysfunctions and diseasesas