Poster on the corona situation in Jena (March 2020)


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Poster on the corona situation in Jena (March 2020)
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

Keep your distance!

Keep your distance! Wear a mask! Wash your hands! Since the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been spreading faster and faster all over the world, these rules now accompany us through our everyday life. And as long as the longed-for vaccine is not yet available, it is these simple things that are most effective in fighting the virus.

Keep your distance! We have made this dictate of reason the title of the new issue of LICHTGEDANKEN. [Read on in the editorial]

»Pandemic« in focus

Coronaviruses are being sequenced at the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control.
Fighting Viruses with Knowledge
Jena research projects on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Virus genomes can be analysed outside the laboratory using devices that are the size of a USB stick.
Corona Workshop and Communication Centre
Bioinformatics Centre bundles tools for corona research
The communication researchers have assigned all study participants to a specific group type.
Scientific Discours around Corona Virus and the General Public
How many people seek simple answers to complex questions
Economic geographer Björn Braunschweig surveyed Jena’s shops and other places.
How is the Corona Crisis Affecting Companies?
Economic geographers study consequences for Thuringian companies
The quick antibody test determines whether someone has had the coronavirus at some point in the past.
A Drop of Blood is All it Takes
Coronavirus antibody test from Jena in use worldwide
Deliah Bolesta is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Jena.
Panic Buying as a Control Mechanism
Deliah Bolesta on human behaviour in times of crisis


Uni-Präsident Walter Rosenthal über die aktuelle Lage.
»We have learned much this semester​«
Summer interview with university president Walter Rosenthal
Petra Dickmann is currently heading the Scientific Advisory Board of the Thuringian State Gov-ernment for the corona pandemic.
»We might have to go without a vaccine for quite some time«
Talk with medical doctor and communication expert Petra Dickmann
Psychologist Prof. Dr Andreas Beelmann
»Scientific expertise isn’t an opinion«
Andreas Beelmann on the pitfalls of science communication
Betretungsverbot in Jena. Gesperrte Bänke auf dem Uni-Campus (März 2020)
A look back in interviews: Researchers at our university talk about the pandemic and its consequences.


Prof. Dr Andreas Freytag (left) and Prof. Dr Uwe Cantner discuss in the science podcast EXPERTISEN.
The Role of the State for the Economy in the Corona Crisis
Podcast with Andreas Freytag and Uwe Cantner
Prof. Dr Andrea Esser and Prof. Dr Nils Boysen discuss in the science podcast EXPERTISEN.
The Future of University Teaching after Corona
Podcast with Andrea Esser and Nils Boysen

Further topics

Chemist Lars Henning Heß building electrochemical cells in a glovebox filled with argon.
High power from waste products
Research team at the Universities of Jena and Bochum uses biowaste to make high-performance supercapacitors more sustainable
Prof. Manja Marz: bioinformatician and Go player.
Bioinformatician and European champion in playing Go Manja Marz
Commemorative medal for Eduard Rosenthal, minted in the year of his death (1926). In the back-ground: »Villa Rosenthal«.
Eduard Rosenthal and 100 Years of the Thuringian Constitution
Geology PhD student Madeline Richter presents rock samples from the Taiwanese Yuli Belt.
Research at a Distance
Reportage about everyday university life during the lockdown

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