The Center for Innovation Competence (ZIK) SEPTOMICS in Jena (www.septomics.de) is a cross-faculty
research center, commonly supported by the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, the University Hospital Jena
and the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knoell-Institute. The ZIK
Septomics is a central partner in infection and sepsis research in Jena and combines applied basic research and
clinical research under one roof. The research focuses on the systems biology of systemic infections with the
aim of developing new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Laboratories in security level S2 and the latest
instrumental equipment are available for this in a modern laboratory building. The research environment in Jena
enables the translation of experimental results into the clinic as well as their verification in human biomaterials.
In addition to the already existing research groups at the ZIK Septomics a new junior research group located at
the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena will be established and financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).