Graduate Academy accepts new research training group

On 18 June 2018, the Board of the Academy officially welcomed the integrated Research Training Group of CRC "PolyTarget" as a new member of Jena Graduate Academy. This membership helps to further advance doctoral education efforts at Jena University, and it will both support the Graduate Academy in its work, and strengthen the network of young researchers within the Academy. As of now, all doctoral candidates of this research training group will receive regular access to all GA's offers and resources. To strengthen their representation within the university administration, all members additionally have the opportunity to elect their representatives into the Board of the Academy.

The RTG is part of the newly established Collaborative Research Center (CRC) "PolyTarget". The aim of the CRC is the development of polymer carriers which enable the targeted delivery of drugs to their desired site of action. The German Research Council (DFG) is funding this project with ten million Euro. Beside chemists, researchers from materials sciences, pharmacy and biochemistry of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena are involved. Scientists from Jena University Hospital (UKJ), Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (IPHT), Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) as well as Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) are also part of the consortium. Spokespersons of the graduate school are Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek, Dr. Stephanie Schubert and Prof. Dr. Oliver Werz.

Thus, more than 20 institutions for the qualification of doctoral candidates are active members of Friedrich Schiller University's Graduate Academy. This means that about 500 doctoral candidates of Jena University currently pursue their doctoral projects at the various member institutions of Graduate Academy.

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