The Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM) is a Member of the Jena Alliance Life in Focus supported by Carl Zeiss Foundation. The Carl Zeiss Foundation’s mission is to create an open environment for scientific breakthroughs. As a partner of excellence in science, it supports basic research as well as applied sciences in the MINT subject areas (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technical disciplines). Founded in 1889 by the physicist and mathematician Ernst Abbe, the Carl Zeiss Foundation is the oldest private science funding institution in Germany. It is the sole owner of Carl Zeiss AG and SCHOTT AG. Its projects are financed from the dividend distributions of the two foundation companies.
With the main objective to align the qualification of young scientists with the new trans- and interdisciplinary requirements, the alliance perfectly fits to the funding structure of Carl Zeiss Foundation. Based on the research foci of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena the Jena Alliance Life in Focus will strengthen the graduate training in the areas of life sciences and optics/photonics. The Jena Alliance aligns common activities of its member graduate schools